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2024 LIHEAP Program Taking Applications in Illinois


Friday, December 1, 2023    
All Day

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The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is taking appointments for the 2024 program.

LIHEAP helps income-eligible households pay their natural gas, propane and/or electric bills. LIHEAP can also provide help if a furnace quits working.

To apply in October, households must include:
  • A senior (age 60 and older)
  • An individual with a disability
  • Children younger than 6 years old
Other income-eligible households can begin applying on:
  • Nov. 1 – Disconnected households
  • Dec. 1 – All other income-eligible households
Individuals must make an appointment with their local agency to apply for LIHEAP. See the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity’s (DCEO) website for a list of agencies.

You can also call 211 to find agencies in your area that are taking LIHEAP applications.

LIHEAP provides help on a first-come, first-served basis. The deadline to apply is Aug. 15, 2024.

Please visit DCEO’s website for more information and application deadlines.