Funds are limited and will be available in the form of a one-time
benefit, targeted to at risk households.
To be eligible, household income must be equal or less than the 150%
federal poverty guidelines. A single person household can qualify
with a 30 day gross income up to $1,459.00, a two person household
up to $1,966.00, and a family of three or more up to $2,474.00.
In addition to income eligibility, only at risk households with one
of the following conditions can receive benefits:
- Households that contain a member who is elderly – age 60 and
- Households that contain members receiving social security
disability benefits, or has a pending case with the Social
Security Administration. Required documentation includes a
letter of determination from Social Security Administration
dated within the past 90 days.
- Households that have children age 5 or under (including all
children who are not yet 6 years old that are up to 5 years and
364 days old).
- Households that contain a member with a medical condition
that can be improved by air conditioning such as: asthma,
emphysema, respiratory allergies or a terminal illness. Required
documentation must include a doctor’s certification letter dated
within the past 90 days that states the medical condition.
The focus of the Summer Energy Program is electric service. The
program benefit is $150.00 to electric service providers. There will
be not be any cash payments for renters that have utilities included
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Eligible households should contact their local Community
Action agency to schedule appointments. CAPCIL will start
scheduling appointments on July 3, 2014 for assistance, and
appointments will start on July 7, 2014. The Summer Energy
Program ends on July 23, 2014 or when funds are exhausted,
whichever comes first.
Community Action Partnership of Central Illinois is a not for profit
organization that serves Logan, Dewitt, Menard, Mason, Fulton, and
Piatt counties. CAPCIL offers a variety of programs including LIHEAP,
Head Start, Early Head Start, Transportation, Senior Meals, Foster
Grandparents, and Weatherization.
For more information about all of these programs or to set up an
appointment contact Community Action Partnership of Central Illinois
on the web at www.capcil.org
or call your following local county:
Logan County: 217-732-2159
Menard County: 217-632-3137
Mason County: 309-543-6988
Dewitt County: 217-953-2455
[Text received; KATIE SLIGHTOM,
FAMILY ASSISTANCE DIRECTOR, CAPCIL]