ROCK ISLAND, MERCER, HENRY County- “Do you need help with your utility bills?”

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

Beginning October 1, 2010- 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, 2010 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, 2010

Beginning November 1, 2010- 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, 2010 to make an appointment.

Assistance will be available through May 31, 2011 or until funding is exhausted.

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

Please bring with you:

•Photo ID Card

•Resident Alien card

•30 days proof of gross income for all household members

•Valid Social Security card

•Medical Card/Link Card

•Income includes:

•Wages (Full, part-time, and temporary employment); Social Security income; SSA/SSI (Letter or print out); Unemployment (30 days/check stubs or print out);

•Child Support/Alimony; Pension; TANF/ AABD; township; VA Benefits; Workers compensation; Rental Income; Self employment income (Ledger, check stub, receipts needed);Income/Co-payments received for childcare

Project Now Office Locations:

Rock Island Office- 309-793-6391

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.

Project NOW Community Action Agency provides a wide range of social services in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer Counties.  Programs include Head Start, Outreach, Housing, Utility Assistance, Homeless Services, Apartment and Commercial Property Rentals, Senior Services, Weatherization, Good Things NOW Clothing Stores, Business Start-Up Assistance and Revolving Loan Funds. Services are designed to help families with low income and senior citizens meet basic needs and achieve self sufficiency.  Project NOW was incorporated on May 15, 1968 and has been working to help low-income individuals improve their lives ever since.