To be eligible, household income must be equal to or less than 150
percent of the poverty level. Due to limited funds available, there
are strict guidelines and requirements for eligibility. Priority
will be given to households that contain a member who is 60 or
older, a child or children under 36 months of age, an individual who
receives Social Security disability benefits or has pending
documentation filed with the Social Security Administration, and
households that contain a member with an applicable medical
condition. A doctor's certification is required stating what the
condition is and that it would be aggravated by extreme heat.
"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," said Kim Lucas, LIHEAP assistant coordinator.
Eligible households should contact their local Community Action
office beginning Monday to set up an appointment for application.
Appointments will not be made until Monday.
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Interested citizens are invited to call their local Community Action
office to schedule an appointment: Logan County, 217-732-2159, ext.
226; Menard County, 217-632-3878; Mason County, 309-543-2594; DeWitt
County, 217-935-2455; Piatt County, 217-762-2421.
Community Action Partnership of Central Illinois is a
not-for-profit organization that serves Logan, DeWitt, Mason,
Menard, Piatt and Fulton counties. In addition to energy assistance,
Community Action provides homemaker services, senior transportation,
Head Start, senior meals, Foster Grandparents and weatherization.
For more information about the Community Action Partnership of
Central Illinois, visit www.capcil.org.
[Text from file received from
Community Action Partnership of