To be eligible, household income must be equal to or less than 150
percent of the poverty level. For example, a single-family household
can qualify with gross monthly income of $1,354, a two-person
household up to $1,821, and a family of three can gross up to $2,289
monthly. An overdue bill or disconnection notice is not required.
Assistance is available for households using natural gas, electric,
propane, fuel oil or wood. Renters can qualify for assistance.
Kimberly Lucas, LIHEAP coordinator, said: "Funds are still
available, and we are trying to reach those families that are in
need of help with the high costs of utilities. We are especially
interested in finding those families that have never needed help in
The program runs until May 31 or until funds are exhausted, so
interested individuals should contact Community Action immediately
to make an appointment.
Interested individuals must bring the following to their
appointment: Social Security cards for all family members,
information on previous 30 daysí gross income, and most recent gas
and electric bill.
To schedule an appointment, contact your local Community Action
office: Logan County, 217-732-2159; DeWitt County, 217-935-2455;
Mason County, 309-543-6988; Menard County, 217-632-3137; Piatt
County, 217-762-2421. Arrangements can be made for those who cannot
come in for an appointment.
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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
Action provides Homecare, Foster Grandparents, Head Start, Early
Head Start, Senior Transportation and Weatherization programs. Visit
www.capcil.org for more
[Text from file received from
Community Action Partnership of