Energy Assistance Programs
The Illinois Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is designed to assist eligible low income households pay for winter energy services. LIHEAP will provide a one-time benefit to eligible households to be used for energy bills. The amount of payment is determined by income, household size, fuel type, and geographic location. LIHEAP also provides one-time reconnection assistance for households whose utility service has been disconnected for nonpayment.
Learn how to apply here.
The Community and Economic Development Association of Cook County, Inc. (CEDA) is one of the largest private, nonprofit Community Action Agencies in the country, serving residents throughout Cook County, Illinois. CEDA Energy Services Programs offsets monthly utility bills allowing families to meet other basic needs – like childcare, food and medicine. These programs include:
- LIHEAP (Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program)
- Percentage of Income Payment Plan (PIPP)
- Furnace Assistance
- People’s Gas Share the Warmth
- ComEd Residential Special Hardship