Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program

Posted Online: Aug. 13, 2014, 1:35 pm
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Press release submitted by Project Now

LIHEAP- Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program

ROCK ISLAND, MERCER, HENRY County- "Do you need help with your utility bills?"

Beginning September 2, 2014- LIHEAP assistance programs will be available to disabled & elderly (over 60) throughout Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. Please call your local Project NOW office on or after September 2, 2014 to make an appointment.

Some LIHEAP customers will have the option of choosing between the traditional Direct Vendor Payment (DVP) plan and the new Percentage of Income Payment Plan (PIPP). The PIPP program is available to eligible customers of Ameren Illinois, ComEd, and Nicor Gas.

Assistance will be available through May 31, 2015 or until funding is exhausted, whichever is sooner.Eligibility requirements apply, you must be at or below 150% of poverty.

Project NOW Office Locations:
Rock Island Office- 309-793-6391 Moline Office- 309-764-8092
Henry County- 309-852-4565 Mercer County- 309-582-2644
Senior Center- 309-788-6335

Please bring the following documentation with you to your appointment:
• Photo ID
• 30 days proof of gross income for all household members
• Valid Social Security card for everyone in the household
• Medical Card/Link Card/Medicare card
• Proof of disability, if applicable
• Current Utility Bill

*In addition to office appointments Project NOW staff will be visiting housing complexes and high rises throughout the community. Please see your apartment manager for dates and times.

Project NOW Community Action Agency provides a wide range of social services in Rock Island, Henry and MercerCounties. Programs include Head Start, Outreach, Housing, Utility Assistance, Homeless Services, Apartment and Commercial Property Rentals, Senior Services, Weatherization, Good Things NOW Clothing Stores, Business Start-Up Assistance and Revolving Loan Funds. Services are designed to help families with low income and senior citizens meet basic needs and achieve self sufficiency. Project NOW was incorporated on May 15, 1968 and has been working to help low-income individuals improve their lives ever since.


Local events heading

  Today is Monday, Sept. 22, the 265th day of 2014. There are 100 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The board of education has granted Thursday as a holiday for the children, with the expectation that parents who desire to have their children attend the Scott County Fair will do so on that day and save irregularity the rest of the week.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.

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