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Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)




The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) provides a one-time per year payment for heat (primary utility) and electric (secondary utility) to eligible applicants. LIHEAP is administered by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO).


The Furnace assistance program is provided through the Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and is to help home owners repair an existing furnace set up in their home that is not functioning properly. Customer’s must apply and be approved for LIHEAP assistance to begin the process of applying for the Furnace Assistance Program. MCCA will be accepting application for Furnace Assistance through March 31, 2021 or until funds are exhausted, whichever occurs first.


The LIHEAP program can also help with:

  • provide once-a-year reconnection assistance payments for applicants whose utility has been disconnected for non-payment

  • LIHEAP also is able to provide emergency furnace repair or replacement for a furnace that doesn’t work


Mid Central Community Action will begin taking applications for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program or LIHEAP starting Monday, July 27, 2020 and going no later than May 28, 2021.


Click Here To Find Out How To Apply


Due to COVID-19 pandemic, there will be no priority period guidelines to follow and all income eligible household may apply.


New PIPP Applications

Household Size Income At/Below 150% FPL
1 $1,595.00
2 $2,155.00
3 $2,715.00





PIPP Recertification Apps/ New LIHEAP Apps

Household Size Income At/Below 200% FPL
1 $2,127.00
2 $2,873.00


4 $4,367.00



Due to COVID-19 pandemic, no face-to-face appointments are being scheduled at this time.


To find out ways to apply, please visit our website and


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