LIHEAP Energy Assistance Available

March 13, 2015

Crosswalk Community Action Agency is still setting up appointments and taking applications for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), which began September 2014. The LIHEAP Program provides financial assistance to eligible households to help pay a portion of their winter heating bills. Households who have not applied since September 2, 2014 are encouraged to apply. Crosswalk will continue to take applications until May 28, 2015 or until funds are depleted. Crosswalk receives State and Federal Grant money from the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity to help low income families in Franklin, Jefferson and Williamson Counties.

The first step, In receiving Energy Assistance is to visit the outreach site in your county and make an appointment so an application can be made at a later date. Eligibility is based upon gross income for the thirty day time frame, which includes the date of the application, and is $1,459 for one person household, $1,966 for two person households, $2,474 for three person households and $2,981 for four person households. Also, you MUST be the Customer of Record (COR) at your utility company.

Also, any eligible household that is disconnected from their utility or who is at or below 25% on a delivered fuel and cannot get a delivery on their own may qualify for Re-Connection assistance. If there are any questions, please call Crosswalk’s Main Office at 618-937-3581 and speak to someone in the LIHEAP Department. Please do not call the IL Dept. of Human Services office or Mantra-Tra-Con office.

Outreach Locations:
Franklin County: Crosswalk Main Office, 410 W. Main, West Frankfort.
Jefferson County: IL. Dept. of Human Services, 333 Potomac Blvd., Suite F, Mt. Vernon.
Williamson County: Mantra-Tra-Con Corp., 3000 W. DeYoung, Suite 800-B, Marion.