LIHEAP is designed to assist income-eligible households with energy services, in the form of a one-time benefit payment to the utility companies that is applied directly to the household’s energy bills. The amount of the payment is determined by income, household size, and fuel type. Please call the Energy Services Hotline for more information.
Furnace Assistance is designed to restore the home's heating system back to a safe and effective operation. Assistance is only available to approved households that has or are eligible to receive a LIHEAP benefit and whose heating systems are not operational or have been red-tagged by their utility company. The services are free of charge for income qualifying households. Renters are not eligible to apply. Households are eligible to apply for Furnace assistance during their priority period.
The ComEd Residential Special Hardship Fund provides a variable one-time credit on the ComEd bills of households with a demonstrated hardship case. The program is not available for accounts with past due less than $25 or accounts with evidence of tampering or fraud. Customers may only receive a grant once every two years. Please provide documentation for all circumstances. Proof of all hardships must be within 6 months. Disconnected households may be eligible to apply. Please call the Energy Services Hotline for screening [800-571-CEDA (2332)].
The Share the Warmth (STW) Program is a matching grant program funded by Peoples Gas, its employees and customers, and the City of Chicago to assist low-income families and individuals who are having problems paying their heating gas bills.
Low-income customers whose total household income is below 200% of the federal poverty level are eligible for apply for Share the Warmth grants of up to $200. Customers must make a pledge payment to their Peoples Gas heating account, which will be matched by the grant. The grant can be no larger than $200 per customer per year and cannot result in a credit balance on the account. Grants cannot be applied to charges from alternate suppliers (Rider CFY).The customer must confirm that their application has been processed before making their pledge payment. The pledge must then be made to their Peoples Gas account in a single payment within 14 calendar days of the date the application is processed by Peoples Gas. Disconnected households may be eligible to apply.
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Additional Documentation Needed for Furnace Assistance:
Share the Warmth Program Required Documentation: