LIHEAP Energy Assistance Available

Lifestyle
March 27, 2017

Crosswalk Community Action Agency is still setting up appointments and taking applications for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), which began September 2016. 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 1, 2016 are encouraged to apply. Crosswalk will continue to take applications until May 31, 2017 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 $1,485 for one person households, $2,003 for two person households, $2,520 for three person households and $3,038 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 (back side of Marion Mall, between Dillard’s and Pirate Pete’s).