Community Action Utility Assistance Program Begins
September 6, 2013, The Community Action Partnership of Central Illinois announced today that September 3, 2013 marks the beginning of the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). Community Action administers the program that provides a one-time benefit toward utilities to eligible households in DeWitt, Logan, Mason, Menard and Piatt Counties.
To qualify for the priority period of September 3, 2013 – September 30, 2013, individuals must have incomes of no more than 150% of the federal poverty level that have seniors or disables residents can apply.
Beginning October 1, 2013 – October 31, 2013, accepted applications will be expanded to include households that have families with children under 6 and disconnected households.
All other households that meet the 150% federal poverty guidelines will be eligible for the program beginning November 1, 2013 and will continue to May 31, 2014 or until all funds are depleted.
The amount of utility payment is determined by the household income, size, fuel type, and geographic location in the state. Source of gas does not have to be natural gas or electricity in order to receive assistance. Payments are made directly to vendors on behalf of the households.
On or after September 3rd, interested participants can contact their local Community Action Agency Partnership of Central Illinois office to schedule an appointment.
Logan County 217-732-2159, ext. 226
Menard County 217-632-3878
Mason County 309-543-6988
DeWitt County 217-935-2455
Piatt County 217-762-2421
Community Action Partnership of Central Illinois Agency’s, serves low-income, disabled and elderly households in six central Illinois counties. For more information visit capcil.org.