Tuesday, September 05, 2006
The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is designed to help eligible low-income households pay for winter energy services.
LIHEAP is funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the state of Illinois. Energy assistance is provided by local community action agencies or not-for-profit agencies throughout the state. You may contact the agency provider in your area to apply for assistance.
LIHEAP will provide a one-time benefit to eligible households to be used for energy bills. The amount of the benefit is determined by income, household size, fuel type and geographic location. An overdue bill or cut-off notice is not required. You do not have to own your home or pay energy bills directly to be eligible for assistance. Your source of fuel does not have to be natural gas or electricity in order to receive assistance.
Emergency assistance may be available if your household is disconnected from an energy source needed for heating and/or a delivered-fuel supplier has refused to deliver, and the tank contains 10% or less.
Assistance for reconnection will only be provided to households that have made a good faith effort to maintain their energy services, or can that pay a portion of the amount owed for reconnection.
For more information in Iroquois County contact:
East Central Illinois Community Action Agency
56 North Vermilion Street
P.O. Box 1335
Danville, Illinois 61834-1335
Hours of Operation: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Web site: East Central Illinois Community Action Agency
In Kankakee County contact:
Kankakee County Community Services, Inc.
657 East Court Street
Kankakee, Illinois 60901-1316
Telephone: 815-933-7883 ext. 225
Hours of Operation: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Web site: Kankakee County Community Services, Inc.
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