Westmont, Illinois – Date Issued: September 26, 2023
The DuPage County Community Services Department, as administrator of the Energy Assistance Program in DuPage County, is pleased to announce that funds are available to assist income-eligible households with their natural gas, propane and/or electric bills and furnace assistance for inoperable heating systems.
The program will begin taking applications on October 2, 2023 for seniors, persons with disabilities, and families with children under the age of six years. On Wednesday, November 1, households that are disconnected from their utilities, have a disconnection notice, or have less than 25% in their propane tank, can start applying for assistance. All other income-eligible households can start applying December 1, 2023. Applications will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis through August 15, 2024. Households that receive a one-time benefit may return during this period for a Reconnection Assistance or Furnace Assistance benefit.
The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) provides one-time benefits to income eligible homeowners and renters to help with energy bills and for reconnection of energy service. Propane customers who are part of the priority group are encouraged to apply when the program opens in October. Propane prices typically increase during the winter months so by applying early propane customers will see their LIHEAP benefit go further.
Applications will be taken at the following locations:
To submit an application, applicants MUST submit ALL of the following documentation required:
For more information regarding the LIHEAP program and eligibility, visit dupagecounty.gov/liheap or call DuPage County Community Services at 630-407-6500 or 1-800-942-9412.