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How you can get help heating your home this winter

Income eligibility requirements apply, but you can get help with your utility bills this winter.

If you need help keeping your home warm this winter, applications for the Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) begins today for Rock Island, Mercer and Henry counties.

Seniors and those with disabilities are can now start applying for winter heating assistance to ease their utility bills.

LIHEAP applications open to disconnected households and families with children 5-years-old or younger on Nov. 1, 2019.

Applications are open to the general public on Dec. 1, 2019. Income eligibility requirements apply.

Here's what you need:

  • Proof of income from all household members
  • Copy of electric bill or rental agreement
  • Proof of Social Security numbers for all household members
  • If the household receives state assistance, proof of that help

To make an appointment call your local Project NOW office or visit their website.

  • Rock Island Office – (309) 793-6391
  • Moline Office – (309) 764-8092
  • Henry County Office – (309) 852-4565
  • Mercer County Office – (309) 582-2644
  • Senior Center – (309) 788-6335