Energy Assistance Programs
The Illinois Low Income Heating & Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) provides assistance with utility costs during the eligible time frame or until funds are exhausted for income eligible households. Assistance will include a one-time utility payment for heat and electric service and payments will be sent directly to the energy provider on behalf of the eligible household.
For more information on how to apply for assistance, call the office at 815-232-3141 or 800-883-1111 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
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Northwestern Illinois Community Action Agency, as administrator of the Home Energy Assistance Program in Stephenson and Jo Daviess Counties, is pleased to announce that funds are available to assist income-eligible households with their natural gas, propane, and electric heating bills, furnace assistance for homeowners, and emergency water bill assistance.