Community Action Partnership of Central Illinois announced Wednesday
that funds are still available for families who have not applied for
Low Income Home Energy Program assistance from Sept. 1, 2008, to the
To be eligible, household income must be equal or less than 150
percent of the poverty level. A single-person household can qualify
with a gross monthly income of $1,300; a two-person household can
earn up to $1,750 gross monthly income; and a family of three can
gross up to $2,200 monthly.
Payments are made directly to the utility company. The payment is
determined by the household income, family size, fuel type and
geographic location in the state. An overdue bill or cut-off notice
is not required. You do not have to own your own home to qualify for
the assistance. Your source of fuel does not have to be natural gas
or electricity in order to receive assistance.
"Funds are still available and we are trying to reach those
families that are in need of help with the high cost of the
utilities," said Kimberly Lucas, assistant coordinator for LIHEAP.
The program runs until May 31 or until funds are exhausted.
To schedule an appointment, call your local outreach office:
Logan County 217-732-2159, ext. 226; Menard County, 217-632-3878;
Mason County, 309-543-2594; DeWitt County, 217-935-2455; Piatt
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At the time of your appointment you will be asked to supply the
following documentation: Social Security cards for all family
members, previous 30-day gross income and your most recent gas and
Community Action Partnership of Central Illinois 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 and meals, foster grandparents, and weatherization.
For more information about all the programs, visit Community Action
Partnership of Central Illinois on the Web at
[Text from file received from
Community Action Partnership of