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Community Action expands utility assistance enrollment

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[October 05, 2012]  The Community Action Partnership of Central Illinois announced that beginning Oct. 1, the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, known as LIHEAP, is open to homes with children under age 5. This is an expansion of the current priority enrollment period that includes seniors, residents with disabilities and households that are disconnected from their primary or secondary energy source.

To qualify for the 2013 LIHEAP program, individuals must have incomes of no more than 150 percent of the federal poverty level.

Community Action Partnership administers the LIHEAP program that provides a one-time benefit toward utilities for eligible households in DeWitt, Logan, Mason, Menard and Piatt counties.

Interested participants can contact their local Community Action office to schedule an appointment:

  • Logan County: 217-732-2159, ext. 226

  • Menard County: 217-632-3137

  • Mason County: 309-543-6988

  • DeWitt County: 217-935-2455

  • Piatt County: 217-762-2421

All other households that meet the 150 percent federal poverty guidelines will be eligible for the program beginning Nov. 1 and continuing to May 31, 2013, or until all LIHEAP funds are depleted.

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Community Action Partnership of Central Illinois serves low-income, disabled and elderly households in six central Illinois counties: Fulton, Logan, Mason, Menard, DeWitt and Piatt. For more information, visit

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