CAPCIL is one of several agencies in the State of Illinois that
offers energy assistance through the LIHEAP program. The service
area for this assistance spreads across DeWitt, Fulton, Logan,
Mason, Menard, and Piatt counties.
Individuals and families that utilize LIHEAP are grateful for the
assistance this program offers. Too often, low-income households
have to make the agonizing decision on what bills can and cannot be
paid. LIHEAP is the solvent to this dilemma and helps provide peace
of mind to those who need it.
Three priority groups will be served during the next several
- Priority Group 1 – Includes households with a person who is
elderly (60+) and/or has a disability (beginning September
- Priority Group 2 – Includes families with children under the
age of 6 years and households whose existing heating systems are
not operational or have been red-tagged by their utility company
(beginning October 1st).
- Priority Group 3 – Includes households that meet income
guidelines and households that are under imminent threat of
disconnection (beginning November 1st).
The LIHEAP eligibility qualifications are as follows:
- Household income must be equal to or less than 150% of
the Federal Poverty Level.
- Utility bill must be in the name of the occupant of the
- Member of the household is 60 years of age or older.
- Member of the household receives Social Security or
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CAPCIL requires all LIHEAP applicants to bring in the proper
documentation when applying for assistance. Applicants must
bring in proof of income for the past 30 days for all household
members, social security cards for all household members, and
their most recent gas and electric bill. Funding is available
through May 31st, 2014 or when funds are depleted.
who meet the qualifications can contact Family Assistant Specialists
at their local agency by calling 217-732-2159 or by visiting 1800
5th Street in Lincoln. If individuals require a ride to either
schedule or arrive to an appointment they can call our
Transportation Program at 1-866-930-8212.
The promise of CAPCIL is to change people’s lives, embody the spirit
of hope, improve communities, and make America a better place to
live. It is the mission of Community Action Partnership of Central
Illinois to work toward the reduction and eventual elimination of
the causes and effects of poverty.
[Text received; KATIE SLIGHTOM,
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