The C.E.F.S. Economic Opportunity Corporation is still accepting applications for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). In November the program is looking to help households that have either a member aged 60 and above or under the age of six, or who is disabled.
Appointments can be made by contacting the local C.E.F.S.County Outreach offices. Households who are disconnected from their utilities or are within 7 days of being disconnected or have less than 25% in their propane tank and are unable to secure a delivery on credit may also apply during November.
Assistance will become available to all other income-eligible households beginning December 1.
LIHEAP provides one-time grants to income eligible homeowners and renters to help with winter energy bills and for reconnection of energy service.
Funding for the program is provided through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity. C.E.F.S. is the local administering agency for Christian, Clay, Effingham, Fayette, Montgomery, Moultrie and Shelby counties.