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Heating assistance still available

ROCK FALLS – Tri-County Opportunities Council operates the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program under the direction of the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunities.

To receive assistance, a household must provide its 30-day income prior to the application date, copies of social security cards for every household member, a current complete gas and electric bill (no disconnect notices), and medical cards for every household member whp may receive one. Additional information may be requested at the time of application.

The gross income for a household for 30 days prior to the application cannot exceed the following: one-person household, $1,396; two-person household, $1,891; three-person household, $2,386; four-person household, $2,881; five-person household, $3,376; and six-person household, $3,871.

Applications will be taken through May 31or until funds have been exhausted. To find the closest place to apply, call 800-323-5434 or 888-225-2099.

TCOC serves Bureau, Carroll, LaSalle, Lee, Marshall, Ogle, Putnam, Stark, and Whiteside counties.


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