Action utility assistance program begins
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[September 05, 2012]
The Community Action
Partnership of Central Illinois announced that Tuesday was the beginning of
the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, LIHEAP. Community Action
administers the program, providing a one-time benefit toward utilities to
eligible households in DeWitt, Logan, Mason, Menard and Piatt counties.
To qualify during the priority period
of Sept. 4-28, individuals must have incomes of no more than 150
percent of the federal poverty level. Seniors or disabled residents
1-31, accepted applications will be expanded to include households
that have families with children under 5 and disconnected
All other households that meet the
150 percent federal poverty guidelines will be eligible for the
program beginning Nov. 1 and will continue to May 31, 2013, or until
all funds are depleted.
The amount of utility payment is
determined by the household income, size, fuel type and geographic
location in the state. Source of gas does not have to be natural gas
or electricity in order to receive assistance. Payments are made
directly to vendors on behalf of the households.
Interested participants can contact their local Community Action
Agency Partnership of Central Illinois office to schedule an
Logan County: 217-732-2159, ext.
Menard County: 217-632-3878
Mason County: 309-543-6988
DeWitt County: 217-935-2455
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Community Action Partnership of Central Illinois
Agency serves low-income, disabled and elderly households in six central
Illinois counties. For more information, visit