CIEDC summer energy program begins
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[July 05, 2007]
Central Illinois Economic Development Corp., a
Community Action agency, has announced that the summer utility
assistance program will begin on Monday. Funds are very limited and
will be available in the form of a one-time lump-sum payment
targeted to at-risk households. To be eligible, household income
must be equal to or less than 150 percent of the poverty level.
Due to the limited funds available, there are strict guidelines.
Requirements for eligibility include only the following situations:
households that contain a member who is 60 or older; households that
contain a child or children under 36 months; households that contain
a member who is receiving Social Security disability benefits or
with pending documentation filed with the Social Security
Administration; or households that contain a member with a medical
condition that must be verified by a doctor's certification letter
stating what the condition is and that it would be aggravated by
Kelly Comerford, LIHEAP assistant coordinator, said: "Funds are
very limited this year. The program is first-come, first-serve, and
when funds are exhausted there will be no more funds available.
Eligible households should contact their local Community Action
office beginning July 9 to set up an appointment for application."
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CIEDC is a not-for-profit organization that serves Logan, DeWitt,
Mason, Menard, Piatt and Fulton counties. Some of the other programs
the organization coordinates are homemaker services, senior
transportation, senior meals, Head Start, LIHEAP, foster
grandparents and weatherization. For more information about all the
programs, visit CIEDC on the Web at
[Text from file received from Central Illinois Economic Development