CIEDC announces start of energy
assistance program year
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[SEPT. 18, 2006]
The Central Illinois Economic Development
Corporation is pleased to announce that Sept. 1 marked the beginning
of the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program. LIHEAP provides a
one-time benefit to eligible households, to be used for energy
The payment is determined by income, household size, fuel type and
geographic location. The source of fuel does not have to be natural
gas or electricity in order to receive assistance. Assistance for
reconnection will be provided only to households that have made a
good-faith effort to maintain their energy services or can pay a
portion of the amount owed for disconnection.
determined by meeting certain requirements. To qualify for the
priority period of Sept. 1 to Oct. 1, individuals must meet federal
poverty guidelines and someone in the home must be on disability or
aged 60 or over. All other households that meet federal poverty
guidelines will be eligible for the program beginning Nov. 1 and
continuing to May 31, 2007, or until all funds are depleted.
Appointments are not made until these program dates begin.
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LIHEAP is coordinated by CIEDC in Logan, Mason, Menard, DeWitt
and Piatt counties. Please call your local Community Action office
to schedule an appointment or for more information: Lincoln,
217-732-2159; Petersburg, 217-632-3878; Havana, 309-543-2594;
Clinton, 217-935-2455; Monticello, 217-762-2421.
CIEDC is a Community Action agency that serves the low-income,
disabled and elderly in Logan, Mason, Menard, DeWitt, Piatt and
Fulton counties. The agency is headquartered in Lincoln.
[Central Illinois Economic Development
Corp. news release]