Funds Available To Illinois Locals For Essential Service Help

Cadrene Heslop

Most Americans are expecting a rebate check from their state. Illinois is one of the states which will make million available to residents. This benefit goes to a select group of people. But there are other ways for locals to gain from state help.

These funds are not provided directly to individuals. The monies go to third parties on behalf of the citizen. These third parties include utility, rental, and grocery companies. The different programs ensure citizens remain comfortably housed. (source)

Here are three of the programs in place to help Illinois residents.

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Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

LIHEAP helps eligible low-income residents pay for home energy services. These services include heating, gas, propane, and electricity. Interested people can get more information from here or their local agency. The application period is from September 1, 2022, to May 31, 2023. (source)

Community Services Block Grant (CSBG)

CSBG is a program offering Illinoisans support for essential services. These benefits include rental help, food, temporary shelter, medicine, and more. You can check here for more information or visit your local agency. The program helps residents all year. (source)

Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP)

LIHWAP helps households facing the threat of water and wastewater disconnection. This household may have also gotten disconnected. Or they have past due amounts over $50. Such persons are eligible for help. The last date for applying is August 31, 2023. Did you already apply for and receive assistance? You can reapply for the aid; if you got the previous help before July 1, 2022. For more information, you can look here or visit your local agency. (source)

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*Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only. This article got written using accredited media reports. *Advice Disclaimer: This article should not be considered business, professional financial, debt management, delinquency management, or legal advice. The ideas, numbers, and strategies should never be used without first assessing your own personal and financial situation, or without consulting a financial professional or life coach.

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