ILLINOIS (RFD) — LIHEAP assistance will be available early this fall thanks to the COVID pandemic. Community Action distributes Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program funding, or LIHEAP.
Executive Director Alison Rumler-Gomez indicates the CARES Act contained extra funding for the program so they are making it available to make sure all the money gets distributed.
LIHEAP offers one-time payment towards energy bill assistance that could span several payments. They also have a program with a stipend towards your monthly bill and there is a one-time reconnection payment as well. Find your local Community Action office for more information.