Phone (419) 784-5136 | Address: 1933 E 2nd Street Defiance, Ohio 43512

First Energy Fuel Fund

The 2023 First Energy Fuel Fund may provide consumers a one-time payment towards a current Toledo Edison bill for those who meet program eligibility requirements.  A disconnect notice is not needed.  This program is available to PIPP customers.  The program begins March 1st and runs until funds are depleted.  Eligible applicants’ total household income must be at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.

Schedule an appointment by calling 419.219.4641 or scheduling online.



Financial Opportunity Center Classes

Northwestern Ohio Community Action Commission’s Financial Opportunity Center (FOC) offers many resources to help individuals and families in our community.  We can help you:

**Set financial goals
**Find local money saving resources
**Access and build your credit score
**Reduce your debt
**Show you how to start building emergency savings
**Build your technology skills

For more information, please click to view our 2023 series of online and in-person classes or contact our FOC staff at 419.990.5136 or

NOCAC Board of Trustees Meetings

Northwestern Ohio Community Action Commission is governed by a tripartite board made up of equal numbers of private sector, public sector and democratically-elected client sector representatives. The Governing Board members are responsible for policy, governance, and strategic oversight of NOCAC.

Upcoming Board Meetings are scheduled for the dates shown below.  All meetings start at 6:00 pm and are held at our Central Office located at 1933 E. Second, Defiance Ohio.  All meetings are open to the public.

January 12, 2023  (This meeting has been cancelled.)
February 9, 2023
March 9, 2023 (Annual Meeting – time and location may change)
April 13, 2023
May 11, 2023
June 8. 2023
July 13, 2023
August 10, 2023
September 14, 2023
October 12, 2023
November 9, 2023
December 14, 2023

VITA Tax Announcement

Get your taxes done for FREE!

This program provides priority services to low-income households and individuals, and seniors. Screening questions will be asked when scheduling an appointment.  New locations in Defiance, Bryan, Wauseon, Delta, Paulding, and Van Wert, Ohio.

IRS-certified volunteers will help e-file your Federal and State tax returns for free. To schedule your appointment call 419-990-5134.

NOCAC Service Updates Due To Coronavirus


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Click below to view information regarding Rent, Mortgage, and Utility Assistance for those who have been affected by COVID-19.

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Our Head Start program continues to operate during COVID and is accepting applications for the 2022 – 2023 school year.  To apply for enrollment please click on the appropriate link (below) and complete the form.

Head Start Application – English

Head Start Application – Spanish

Pre-School Applications Now Being Accepted

The NOCAC Child Development program is now accepting applications for the 2022 – 2023 Head Start home-based and preschool programs.

Head Start is a FREE comprehensive program that helps pregnant women, and children aged newborn to 5, from low-income families. Our program provides education, health, social and other services to income eligible persons in Defiance, Fulton, Henry, Paulding and Williams counties.  Did you know that if you receive SNAP benefits you automatically qualify?

For more information, please call us at 419-784-5136.