Governor Pritzker joined the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) today to announce a major expansion in funding for the state’s Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) programs. The $275 million total funding includes an additional $90 million allocated via the CARES Act, allowing the state to increase eligibility for these programs to 1 million income-qualified Illinoisans. These programs will provide emergency relief for families and displaced households across the state as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, with programs offering assistance with utilities, rent, and other household necessities for income qualifying residents. DCEO joined the Governor in Belleville and West Frankfurt communities to make the announcement. Read more
Helps eligible low-income households pay for home energy services, including assistance with heating, gas, and electricity.
More information on services available in your region can be found by visiting your Local Administering Agency (LAA) page.
Deadline: FY20 LIHEAP services is June 30, 2020, however FY21 LIHEAP enrollment opens up earlier than usual on July 27, 2020.
Offers an array of essential services, including rent assistance, food, temporary shelter, medicine and more.
Check your local Community Action Agency (CAA) for a list of available services near you.
Deadline: Open all year with expanded income eligibility guidelines as of February 2020.
Help Illinois Families expands on the existing Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and Community Services Blog Program (CSBG). If you meet the income requirements and submit your application, you may be eligible for emergency assistance to cover the costs of utility bills, rent, temporary shelter, food, and other household necessities.
In light of the recent confirmed case of Coronavirus, we are implementing the following policy. Clients seeking food will be asked to remain in their vehicles and the food will be brought out to them. Clients seeking financial aid are asked to call us at 815-625-0311 rather than stop at the pantry.
policy will be in effect until the concerns about the Coronavirus have passed.
We hope you understand that this is being done in the interest of our clients’
and volunteers’ health and well-being. Our wish is to continue to be here to
serve your needs at this difficult time.
This policy will be in effect
until at least March 31, 2020 and will then be re-evaluated as to whether it
should be continued. We thank you for your patience and understanding.
Newman High School students had a food drive, collecting 660 cans goods. Donating all to the pantry. A variety of can goods of vegetables, soup, fruit and more. Your donation is a blessing to help families. Thank you very much.