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

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.

June 9, 2022
July 14, 2022
August 11, 2022
September 8, 2022
October 13, 2022
November 10, 2022
December 8, 2022
January 12,2022

Home Repair Contractors Needed

Northwestern Ohio Community Action Commission (NOCAC) is accepting contractors to perform heating unit and water heater work for the Home Weatherization Assistance Program for our upcoming program year 7/1/22 to 6/30/23.   Services will be provided in the six county areas NOCAC provides services which includes: Defiance, Fulton, Henry, Paulding, Van Wert and Williams.

If interested in receiving information, please contact Kelly Feeney at 419-784-5393 ext. 3101. All applicants must be insured, EPA Certified, Licensed and willing to attend trainings as required.

Summer Food Service Program 2022

Summer Food Service Program 2022

Nutritious lunches will be available through NOCAC’s Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) once again this year. The program will begin in June.  The SFSP provides  a free lunch for all area children ages 1-18 (or up to the age of 21 with a disability).  There are no income or ID requirements.

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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

Summer Crisis Program

Northwestern Ohio Community Action Commission is announcing the start of the 2022 SUMMER CRISIS PROGRAM (SCP) for Defiance, Williams, Fulton, Henry, Paulding, and Van Wert Counties.

The focus of the Summer Crisis Program is to provide assistance with electric utility bills, central air conditioning repairs, and air conditioning unit and/or fan purchases. Households with a household member who is either 60 years of age and older, has been diagnosed with COVID-19, or has a certified medical condition, and households who have a disconnect notice, have been shut off, or are trying to establish new electric service may be eligible for assistance. Ohioans enrolled in the Percentage of Income Payment Plan Plus (PIPP) Program are eligible for assistance towards their default PIPP payment, first PIPP payment, central air conditioning repairs, or may receive an air conditioning unit and/or fan.  The Program begins JULY 1, 2022 and runs through SEPTEMBER 31, 2022.

Who is eligible?

Ohioans with a household income at or below 175 percent of the federal poverty guidelines and have a member of the household who is at least 60 years old, has been diagnosed with COVID-19, or can provide physician documentation that cooling assistance is needed for a household member’s health, or households who have a disconnect notice, have been shut off, or are trying to establish new electric service.

How do I schedule an appointment?

Schedule Online  or call our 24 hour appointment hotline at 419-219-4641

What should I bring to my appointment?

All applicants MUST provide the following documentation when coming to the appointment.

  • Proof of all income for the previous 30 days or 12 months for all household members. (Includes wages, child support, Social Security benefits, unemployment, etc,)
  • Copies of your most recent energy bills
  • Proof of disability (if applicable)
  • Proof of U.S. Citizenship or legal residency for household members
  • SS cards and birthdates of all members in household
  • Physician documentation that cooling assistance is needed for a household member’s health (if there isn’t a household member over the age of 60)


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.