Economic Security Corporation of Southwest Area

Summer Air Conditioner Program

ECIP Summer Air Conditioner Program

Who is Eligible?

  1. Meet income eligibility level to qualify up to 60% of the Missouri SMI guidelines, and
  2. Maximum ECIP benefit is up to $600 per household (includes any summer utility assistance (ECIP) received to date plus an AC or AC repair), and
  3. Household must have a member who is 65 years of age or older, or
    • A letter from a qualified physician or nurse practitioner stating that a life-threatening condition exists where an air conditioner will eliminate or signifcantly reduce the possiblity of loss of life or heat related illenss.
  4. Have less than $3,000 in bank accounts, retirement accounts or investments, and
  5. Be a U.S. citizen or legally admitted for permanent residents.

How to apply?

  1. Just give us a call:  417.781.0352, x515, or
  2. Email us:, or
  3. Contact an outreach office near you:  Anderson, Neosho, Joplin, Carthage, Lamar