Pritzker Administration Encourages All Income-Eligible Families to Apply for Utility Bill Assistance

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The Pritzker Administration and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) are encouraging all income-eligible families to apply for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) to support with utility bill assistance for natural gas, propane and electricity. Income-eligible families can apply by visiting or by visiting their local agency (a list of partners throughout the State can be found here). Families can also call 1-833-711-0374 for assistance in 30 languages. All income-eligible households can now apply for assistance, and applications will be accepted through August 15, 2024, or until funds are exhausted. The energy bill assistance program offered through the Help Illinois Families Program in program year 2024 will provide $237 million to eligible families for energy bill assistance. Information for Families to Apply:

• Families eligible to apply December 1 include all families who meet the income eligibility guidelines.

• To apply, visit to fill out and submit a request for services form online OR visit your local agency (a list of partners throughout the State can be found here)

• After you submit the form, someone from your local agency will be in touch.

• Call 1-833-711-0374 for assistance at any point during the application process.

• Additional information about eligibility and criteria can be found on the website along with fact sheets in English and Spanish.

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