Community Services

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

Community Services

LIHEAP Winter Heating Benefit

new LIHEAP Winter Heating Assistance has ended for the program year. No appointments or funding available at this time.


LIHEAP will offer a winter heating benefit to assist with electric bills beginning September 1st. To be eligible for the benefit a household must meet the 2013 Poverty Income Guidelines.

Eligible clients are as follows:

  • Beginning September 1st:
    • Household with household member 60+, or
    • Household with household member receiving Disability benefit, or Social Security Disability application pending
  • Beginning October 1st:
    • Household with household member 60+, or
    • Household with household member receiving Disability benefit, or Social Security Disability application pending, or
    • Household with gas and/or electric service Disconnected
  • Beginning November 1st:
    • All eligible households that meet income guidelines

Appointments:

  • We will schedule appointments until funds run out. Walk in or call. Our office hours are 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday.
  • Outreach appointments will be scheduled for outreach sites or homebound clients.

The following items are mandatory to process your application:

  • Proof of income for the past 30 days for all household members
  • Social Security cards for all household members
  • Most recent gas and electric bill (disconnect notice if within 7 days of disconnection)
  • Medical cards, if anyone receives this benefit
  • Proof of age or disability, if in a priority period

Appplicants with incomplete documentation will need to reschedule their appointments, and applications with incomplete documentation will not be processed until all documents are received.




LIHEAP Summer Cooling Program

LIHEAP Summer Cooling Program begins Monday, July 15th - July 26th, or until funds have been exhausted.

Appointments can be made in person starting July 15, at the CCRPC office located at Brookens Center, 1776 E. Washington St., Urbana.

No appointments will be made by phone.

Click here for more details and eligibility.


Contact Information

Information / Appointments
Phone: (217) 384 -1226
Fax: (217) 328 - 2426