The Emergency Home Energy Assistance for the Elderly Program is a vital assistance program administered by Senior Resource Association. Energy assistance serves as a lifeline for seniors who are navigating energy challenges, helping to keep essential devices running. The program provides support to eligible households facing energy-related crises or low-energy emergencies.

These funds help pay for repairs to existing heating or cooling equipment or re-connection fees. Depending on the nature of the emergency, you may instead receive vouchers to purchase necessary items.

When issuing supplies, the fund payments are made directly to the vendor or by a two-party check for electricity, natural gas, propane, wood/coal, and refillable fuels.

Energy assistance benefits are subject to funding availability.

Eligibility Requirements

Emergency Energy Assistance funds are limited. Following are the preliminary requirements for possible participation:

  • The household member seeking help must be at least 60 years old
  • The prospective participant must have received a delinquent, past due, or shut-off notice from their power provider
  • Prospective participants must be a legal US resident And a resident of Indian River County, Florida

Applying for EHEAP

To learn more about emergency energy relief or inquire about eligibility, please contact us at 772.569.0760 ext. 102, click here to call or email us at

Office hours: Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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