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Low-income Will County households: apply now for energy assistance

Households must be at or below 200% of the federal poverty level to qualify

Applications are now open for Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) in Will County, according to a news release from the Will County Center for Community Concerns, program administrator in Will County.

No priority will be given to any groups. All applications are accepted on first-come, first-served basis. Households must be at or below 200% of the federal poverty level to qualify, the release said. Deadline to apply is May 31, 2022.

Options include a one -time payment to the utility provider or the PIPP (Percentage of Income Payment Plan), which is a monthly benefit determined at time of intake. The PIPP program is available through March 31, 2022, or until WCCCC reaches its capacity of households for the program, the release said.

Funds can help with natural gas, propane and electric bills and furnace assistance, the release said.

Apply at the Will County Center for Community Concerns located at 2455 Glenwood Ave. in Joliet.

Hours are 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays – or until the daily sign-in sheet is full (whichever comes first), the release said. Applications may also be placed in the agency drop box.

To submit at other Will County locations or for information on mailing, faxing or emailing applications, visit wcccc.net.