DCEO Encourages Eligible Families to Apply for Utility Assistance

The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) are encouraging eligible families to apply for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) to support utility bill assistance for natural gas, propane, and electricity.

Applications opened, on October 2, for income-eligible households with seniors age 60+, Illinoisans with a documented long-term disability, and/or children under age 6.

Eligible families can apply by visiting helpillinoisfamilies.com or by visiting their local agency (a list of
partners throughout the State can be found here). Families can also call 1-833-711-0374 for assistance in
30 languages.