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Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

LOW INCOME HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (LIHEAP)

The LIHEAP program is designed to help customers who qualify based on income and number of people in the home for a one-time payment that is paid directly to their utility companies.  In some cases if there is funding available the program may be able to help with a shut off notice or propane costs if the tank is below 25%.  If your furnace is non-working and you own or are buying your home we may also be able to assist you.
This current program started July 27, 2020 and will run through June, 2021 as long as we have funds.  If you have not applied yet please contact Sangamon County Community Resources at 535-3120 and find out how to get an application.
At this time there will be no Summer LIHEAP program.

WEATHERIZATION
Weatherization provide energy saving services to home owners who also qualify for LIHEAP.  You must own your home or have proof that you are buying the home.  We offer services such as furnaces repair or replacement, health and safety such as Smoke alarms and Carbon monoxide detectors, attic insulation, wall insulation, air sealing windows and doors, replacing broken glass in windows.  We currently have a two year waiting list but please call the office at 535-3120 and asked to be put on the list.  You will be notified when your name comes up.

LOW INCOME SEWER REBATE PROGRAM
This program can help those households in Sangamon County living in the Sangamon County Water Reclamation District and is also a one-time payment that is given at the time you apply for LIHEAP if you qualify.

For all programs listed you will need proof of income for anyone 18 and over in the household, Social Security cards for everyone in household, proof of any other income like SSA, SSI, Disability regardless of age, picture ID for those 18 and over, current bills or old bills that you may need help with and other application requests.  Please call the number above to find out more about these programs.

2021 Income Guidelines

Family
Size
100% of
Poverty
100%
30-Day
200% of
Poverty
200%
30-Day
 1 $12,880 $1,073 $25,760 $2,147
 2 $17,420 $1,452 $34,840 $2,903
 3 $21,960 $1,830 $43,920 $3,660
 4 $26,500 $2,208 $53,000 $4,417
 5 $31,040 $2,587 $62,080 $5,173
 6 $35,580 $2,965 $71,160 $5,930
 7 $40,120 $3,343 $80,240 $6,687
 8 $44,660 $3,722 $89,320 $7,443

For family units with more than 8 members, add $4,540.00 for each additional member to arrive at yearly amounts for 100%. At 200% yearly amounts are increased by $9,080.00 for each additional member.