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 Wednesday, Oct. 1, the 274th day of 2014. There are 91 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.

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