LINCOLN — The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program — commonly known as LIHEAP — is now serving homes with children under age 6, according to the Community Action Partnership of Central Illinois.
This is an expansion of the priority enrollment period that includes seniors, people with disabilities and households that are disconnected from their primary or secondary energy source.
To qualify for the 2014 LIHEAP program, household income can't exceed 150 percent of the federal poverty level.
Community Action Partnership administers the LIHEAP program, which provides a one-time utility benefit to eligible households in DeWitt, Logan, Mason, Menard and Piatt Counties.
Here are numbers to call in two area counties to make an appointment for LIHEAP:
DeWitt County: 935-2455
Piatt County: 762-2421
All other households meeting the 150 percent federal poverty guidelines will be eligible to apply for the program beginning Nov. 1.