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 covers DeWitt, Fulton, Logan, Mason,
Menard, and Piatt counties.
Three priority groups will be served during the next several months:
- Priority Group 1 – Includes households with a person
who is elderly (60+) and/or has a disability (beginning
- Priority Group 2 – Includes families with children
under the age of 6 years and households who are disconnected
and/or whose existing heating systems are not operational or
have been red-tagged by their utility company (beginning
- Priority Group 3 – Includes households that meet
income guidelines. (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
For Example: A single person-household can qualify
with a monthly income of up to $1485 or a family of four can
earn up to $3038.
Appointments are required for services. All LIHEAP
applicants must provide proper documentation when applying
for assistance at their scheduled appointment. Applicants
must bring in proof of income for the 30 day income period
beginning with the date of the application for all household
members, social security cards for all household members,
and their most recent gas and/or electric bill. Funding is
available through May 31, 2017 or when funds are depleted.
Individuals that meet the qualifications and want to
schedule an appointment should contact the corporate office
by calling 217-732-2159.
Available appointment dates are
also posted on our webpage:
where clients may request an appointment.
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The new Client Kiosk is also now available. By visiting
http://s13.cap60.com/kioskv3/Home/ SetDBName/capCentralIL clients may
provide general household information, income information, upload documents, and
submit application information prior to the appointment. This is a best
practice, but a helpful service to make the appointments move more quickly. The
kiosk is easy to use, secure, and available to anyone with access to the
internet and an active e-mail account.
For individuals in Logan and Mason County on-demand transportation appointments
or flex route rides are available. Call the CAPCIL Transportation Program at
1-866-930-8212 for more information on the flex route or the on-demand services.
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, in partnership with
communities in our service area, to empower persons with low income and the aged
by creating and implementing poverty-fighting initiatives for those in crisis
and those that endeavor a life of lasting independence.
[Katie Alexander, Agency Development
Director/Fundraising Co-Chair, Community Action Partnership of