The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is still accepting application for income qualified households who have not applied since October 2, 2023

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is still accepting application for income qualified households who have not applied since October 2, 2023

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is still accepting application for income qualified households who have not applied since October 2, 2023

The Will County Center for Community Concerns, as administrator of the Energy Assistance Program in Will County, is assisting ALL income-eligible households with their natural gas, propane and/or electric bills and furnace assistance for inoperable heating systems.

The application end date is now changed to August 15th or until funds are exhausted. Applications will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis through August 15, 2024 or until funds are exhausted. Households that receive a one-time benefit may return during this period for a Reconnection Assistance or Furnace Assistance benefit(s).

Households must be at or below 200% of the federal poverty level to receive a benefit from LIHEAP. The 30-day income guidelines for LIHEAP are based on Federal Poverty Guidelines, State Median Income and the number of persons living in the household. The income guidelines are as follows: 1-$2,430, 2-$3,287, 3-$4,143, 4-5,000. Go to liheapillinois.com to know income limits for households with 5 members and more or call Will County Center for Community Concerns.

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) provides one-time benefits to income eligible homeowners and renters to help with energy bills and for reconnection of energy service.

Applications will be taken at in person our main office and at our outreach locations (see our website www.wcccc.net for dates and times). The agency also accepts application through email, drop box and US mail.

To submit an application, you MUST submit ALL documentation required:

  1. Proof of gross income from all household members for the prior 30-day period beginning with the date of application.
  2. Proof of Social Security numbers or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) for all household members. Individuals without a SSN or ITIN can still apply and WCCCC will advise accordingly.
  3. A copy of current heat and electric bills issued within the last 30 days.
  4. A copy of rental agreement (if renting) showing that utilities are included, the monthly rental amount and landlord contact.
  5. Other documents may be needed based on your household situation. If you have questions regarding this, please call our office.
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More information

Please call Will County Center for Community Concerns at (815) 722-0722 for outreach locations and schedules, and for information on what documents are needed to apply and different ways to submit your application.

Scholarships for Income-Eligible Students for Year 2024

Scholarships for Income-Eligible Students for Year 2024

Scholarships for Income-Eligible Students for Year 2024

The Will County Center for Community Concerns is offering a limited number of $1,000 scholarships to income-eligible residents of Will County. Scholarship funding is provided by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, Community Service Block Grant.

To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must reside in Will County, meet income guidelines, provide the requested information on the application and attend an accredited institution of higher education during the 2024 calendar year.

Applications will be available Tuesday January 16, 2024 at 2455 Glenwood Ave, Joliet and on the website. (Coming soon).

Completed applications must be returned by Monday February 26, 2024 (3:30 pm). Incomplete applications or applications received after the deadline will not be considered for award.

More information

For further information, questions or to receive an application by email, please call: (815) 722-0722 or email assistance@wcccc.net

WCCCC Are Pre-Qualifying Contractors To Perform Weatherization Services On Homes Within Will County

WCCCC Are Pre-Qualifying Contractors To Perform Weatherization Services On Homes Within Will County

WCCCC is Pre-Qualifying Contractors To Perform Weatherization Services On Homes Within Will County

Will County Center for Community Concerns (WCCCC) an IHWAP grantee in Will are pre-qualifying contractors to perform weatherization services on approximately 150 homes within the county. We are requesting experienced specialty HVAC, plumbing, roofing, electrical and architectural contractors. This work will include air-sealing, insulating attics and walls, repair or replace heating and cooling systems, and making incidental repairs and installing health and safety items related to the weatherization program. The work will need to be completed during the program year which begins October 1, 2023 and ends September 30, 2024.

The contractor(s) that demonstrates qualifications and achieves a minimum numerical score according to the rating criteria established by the agencies, will be considered a qualified contractor and will potentially be eligible for a contract to provide the weatherization services. In some cases, specific professional certifications or trainings may be required for eligibility to participate in the program as an installer. At a minimum, contractors will be required to agree to adhere to weatherization standards set forth by the state and federal funding.

Informational Meeting

WCCCC will be holding an in person informational meeting Friday, July 5, 2023 from 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Submitting a Proposal

All contractors interested in submitting a proposal must contact WCCCC by July 14, 2023 to submit a Notification of Interest. WCCCC will disseminate proposal packets to be completed by the contractor electronically. All proposals are due by Friday, July 28, 2023 and should be submitted electronically to the agency contact.

Informational Meeting:

Friday, July 5
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. CST
RSVP by July 5 to: kbell@wcccc.net

Will County Center for Community Concerns

Contact:
Tamra Bienemann
2455 Glenwood Avenue
Joliet, IL 60435
815-722-0722
tbienemann@wcccc.net

Type of Contractor (Mechanical, Architectural)
General

An equal opportunity employer.

Healthy Families Healthy Homes Community Fun Fair

Healthy Families Healthy Homes Community Fun Fair

Healthy Families Healthy Homes Community Fun Fair

SATURDAY APRIL 29, 2023
10AM TO 2PM

Will County Center for Community Concerns
2455 Glenwood Ave
Joliet, IL

Join us for a FREE family Fun Day of:

  • Community Resources
  • Fresh Food Baskets for the first 150 families
  • Face Painting, Balloon Art
  • Free Raffle
  • Refreshments
  • Joliet Fire Truck
  • Star 96.7
  • Hair Cuts

Download a flyer

Sponsored by:
Aetna Better Health
After the Peanut
Agape Missions
Alliance Therapy Dogs
Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet
Disability Resource Center
Harvey Brooks Foundation
Home Depot
Huntington National Bank
Illinois Nutrition Education SNAP-Ed
Joliet Bank & Trust/Old Plank Trail
Joliet Township Government
Midland Bank
Morning Star Mission
NAMI Will-Grundy
Prairie State Legal
Sertoma Speech & Hearing Center
Trinity Services
TRIO—Governors State
Will County Executive Office
Will County Health Dept.
Will County Land Use
Work Force Services

WCCCC Staff holding DOT Foods check for Healthy Families Healthy Homes Community Fun Fair Event

Information & Registration

Registration for Food Basket is Recommended!

For More Information & To Register Call: 815-722-0722

Will County Center for Community Concerns Receives Contribution 
from Midland States Bank Foundation

Will County Center for Community Concerns Receives Contribution 
from Midland States Bank Foundation

Will County Center for Community Concerns Receives Contribution from Midland States Bank Foundation

Will County Center for Community Concerns is pleased to announce a $5,000.00 contribution by Midland States Bank. The grant, provided by the Midland States Bank Foundation, will support Will County Center for Community Concerns Programs.

This grant will allow WCCCC to serve customers through our Healthy Families, Healthy Homes Family Fun Day and Holiday Food Basket Program. Each year WCCCC hosts these events and give groceries away to families in need. The Healthy Family, Healthy Homes event is a Family Fun Day where WCCCC invites the community to our office to gather information from many agencies in the area. At the Holiday Food Basket Program families receive food for a holiday meal, coats, hats, gloves, and toys for the children in the family. The families also have the opportunity to take pictures with Santa and make a holiday craft.

“Together with our Community Impact Investment Statement, the Midland States Bank Foundation is a powerful way for us to give back to our communities,” commented Jeffrey G. Ludwig, President and CEO of Midland States Bancorp, Inc. “The funds we set aside from the Bank’s profits help us put our company’s culture in action to benefit the communities we serve.”

The Midland States Bank Foundation supports the general welfare, education and health of the communities where the Bank operates. Since its creation in 2011, the Foundation has contributed more than $1,700,000 to non-profit organizations throughout Midland’s footprint.

About Will County Center for Community Concerns (WCCCC)

WCCCC is a Community Action Agency that was founded in 1987. We offer services to clients who need help with utility, rental, mortgage assistance, homeless services, employment services and weatherization to their homes. Our business mission is to assist and enable low and moderate income individuals to obtain the opportunities needed to prepare themselves for self-sufficiency. Please contact us at www.wcccc.net to learn more.

WCCCC Contact:
Kris White
Executive Director
815-722-0722

About Midland States Bancorp, Inc.

Midland States Bancorp, Inc. is a community-based financial holding company headquartered in Effingham, Illinois, and is the sole shareholder of Midland States Bank. As of December 31, 2022, the Company had total assets of approximately $7.86 billion, and its Wealth Management Group had assets under administration of approximately $3.60 billion. The Company provides a full range of commercial and consumer banking products and services and business equipment financing, merchant credit card services, trust and investment management, insurance and financial planning services. For additional information, visit https://www.midlandsb.com/ or https://www.linkedin.com/company/midland-states-bank.

Midland States Bank Contact
Anna Strong
Marketing Manager
217-540-2838

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Scholarships for Income-Eligible Students for Year 2023 is Closed

Scholarships for Income-Eligible Students for Year 2023 is Closed

African American family at home with mother, father and child

Scholarships for Income-Eligible Students for Year 2023 is Closed

WCCCC will be accepting scholarship applications again in January 2024. Be sure to check our website in 2024 for more information.

For further information, questions, please contact at Belithia Johnson (815) 722-0722 ext. 2209 or bjohnson@wcccc.net.

The Will County Center for Community Concerns offered a limited number of $1,000 scholarships to income-eligible residents of Will County. Scholarship funding is provided by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, Community Service Block Grant.

To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must have resided in Will County, met income guidelines, provide the requested information on the application and attend an accredited institution of higher education during the 2023 calendar year.

For further information, please contact at Belithia Johnson (815) 722-0722 ext. 2209 or bjohnson@wcccc.net.