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Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

The LIHEAP program is designed to assist low-income households with winter energy services.  A one-time benefit is provided to eligible households to be used for energy bills.  Community Resources served approximately 4,500 households in program year 2014 with LIHEAP, PIPP and furnace assistance. 

Beginning October, priority appointments for seniors and people with disabilities are made over the phone (217-535-3120) Mondays through Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  In November, the aforementioned groups as well as disconnected households and households with children under 6 years may call for appointments.  Beginning in December, appointments for previous and all other income-eligible families may be made by phone Mondays through Friday. Copies of gas and electric bills, disconnect notices (if applicable), social security cards for everyone in the home, and proof of household income from the last 30 days are required to determine eligibility. 

2017-2018 Income Guidelines

Family Size 30-Day Income Annual Income
 1 $1,508 $18,090
 2 $2,030 $24,360
 3 $2,553 $30,630
 4 $3,075 $36,900
 5 $3,598 $42,170

For each additional member, add $522.50 to 30-Day and $6,270 to annual amounts.