C.E.F.S. Economic Opportunity Corporation is calling for the full restoration of the state Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). They want the program fully funded by November 1st, and for Governor Bruce Rauner to authorize spending the money in the state LIHEAP fund that are not part of the General Revenue Funds or the state budget deficit.
Currently, the state LIHEAP funds haven’t been authorized for spending. If the program is not restored more than 1,880 eligible households in C.E.F.S.’s seven county service area will be without utility bill payment assistance. Effingham, Fayette, Shelby, and Clay are among those counties.
Many of the residents that are assisted by the LIHEAP program are the disabled and seniors.