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 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 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.