EDWARDSVILLE — The Madison County Community Development Energy Assistance Office is encouraging residents in need of assistance with their energy bills to complete an application for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) as soon as possible.
“Even though we have so far had a mild winter, some residents could use help with their heating bills,” Madison County Board Chairman Alan J. Dunstan said. “LIHEAP is designed to help those in need, especially those households with young children or senior citizens who are especially impacted by the cold. Because funds are currently available, Madison County residents in need should take advantage of this assistance program at their earliest convenience.”
The Madison County LIHEAP staff is available to assist residents with applying for energy assistance. Residents interested in applying should contact the nearest outreach site in their area for an appointment.
The sites are:
• Madison County Energy: (618) 296-6485
• Riverbend Family Ministries: (618) 251-9790
• Granite City Housing Facility: (618) 876-4232
• Alton Urban League: (618) 463-1906
• Chouteau Township: (618) 931-0323
• Madison Urban League: (618) 877-8860
• Fort Russell Township: (618) 377-5660
• Senior Services Plus: (618) 465-3298
Applicants must provide proof of income from all household members (older than 18) for the past 30 days, proof of the most recent energy bill, and proof of Social Security numbers for all household members. Applications for home energy assistance are processed on a first-come, first-served basis.
Income guidelines for the program are as follows:
Size of household: Gross income for 30 days prior to application
(For each additional resident in the home, add $520.)
Madison County residents with questions regarding the LIHEAP program can contact the Madison County Community Development Energy Assistance office at (618) 296-6485.