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Funds Available for Energy Assistance

August 30, 2017

Kendall-Grundy Community Action Services, a division of the Kendall County Health Department has funds available for the Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). The mission of LIHEAP is assist low income households in meeting their immediate home energy needs by paying partial cold weather energy bills to prevent service interruptions. During the past 12 months, we have served 3,178 families with energy assistance.

Applications will be taken after October 1st, 2017 for households with a person over the age of 60 or with a person receiving disability benefits.

After November 1st, 2017, household with children age 5 or under or have been disconnected from gas or electric may apply.

After December 1st, 2017, applications will be open to all other low income households.

To qualify for assistance on your gas and electric bills, households must have an income equal to or less than 150 percent of the poverty level as defined in the 2018 poverty guidelines and provide required documentation during the scheduled appointment. Please see requirements below.


2018 poverty guidelines

Family SizeGross Monthly Income
1$ 1,508
2$ 2,030
3$ 2,553
4$ 3,075
5$ 3,598
6$ 4,120

Required documentation for appointment:

  1. Social Security cards for every household member
  2. Proof of income for the last 30 days for anyone 18 years or older in the household.
  3. Current gas and electric bill

Qualified individuals residing in Kendall County must call (630) 553-9100; residents of Grundy County must call (815) 941-3262 to set up a verification appointment.

Serving the Residents of Kendall County Since 1966
811 W. John Street, Yorkville, IL 60560   •   630-553-9100