There are many programs offering assistance for utilities. Township staff can help determine eligibility and help apply. If you are 55+ or a person with a disability call 847-285-4541. All other residents should call 847-285-4503 whether at risk for shut off or have difficulty keeping up with utility expenses.

 

Emergency Assistance (EA)

Emergency Assistance provides financial support through a crisis circumstance such as a utility disconnection. Applicants must be a resident of the Township and a U.S. citizen or qualified immigrant. Emergency Assistance can be issued once in any twenty-four (24) month period. Program guidelines are established by the Township Supervisor and administered by the Welfare Services Department.

Furnace Assistance

The Furnace Repair and Replacement Program is available to LIHEAP-eligible households with heating systems that aren’t working or are unsafe.

Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

This federally funded program is designed to assist low-income eligible households with heating and cooling bills. The program has household income eligibility requirements at a maximum of 200% FPL. The program year began October 2, 2023, and is slated to run through August 15, 2024, or when funds are exhausted. A household can only apply once in a program year.

LIHEAP Flyer

 

Weatherization

This program assists households in becoming more energy efficient to help reduce heating and cooling costs and to address health and safety issues for income eligible residents.