LIHEAP - Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

Beginning September 1, 2011  Elderly and disabled citizens of Rock Island, Henry, and Mercer county may be eligible to receive assistance with your utility bill, or re-connection assistance if you have been disconnected or are in imminent threat of disconnection.  Please call your local Project NOW office on or after September 1, 2011 to make an appointment.

Beginning October 1, 2011 - Households with children under 5 years of age and any household that has been disconnected, or is under imminent threat of disconnection may qualify for assistance in getting their utilities re-connected. Please call your local Project NOW office on or after October 1, 2011 to make an appointment. In addition LIHEAP furnace assistance is available to households whose existing heating systems are not operational or have been red-tagged by their utility company, also beginning October 1, 2011.

Beginning November 1, 2011 - LIHEAP assistance programs will be available to all low-income households throughout Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. Please call your local Project NOW office on or after November 1, 2011 to make an appointment.

Some LIHEAP customers will have the option of choosing between the traditional Direct Vendor Payment (DVP) plan and the new Percentage of Income Payment Plan (PIPP).  The PIPP is available to eligible LIHEAP clients who are customers of Ameren Illinois, ComEd, and Nicor Gas.  

Assistance will be available through May 31, 2012 or until funding is exhausted, whichever is sooner.

Eligibility requirements apply, you must be at or below 150% of poverty.

Moline Office - 309-764-8092

Henry County - 309-852-4565

Mercer County - 309-582-2644

 *In addition to office appointments

Project NOW staff will be visiting

housing complexes and high rises

throughout the community.

Please see your apartment manager

for dates and times.