Summer Energy Assistance Program deadline July 31
From press release
The City of Rockford’s Human Services Department Energy Division began offering electric utility assistance of $150 to qualified households in Winnebago and Boone counties on July 6, 2009. The Summer Energy Assistance Program will end July 31. This is the final week to apply for assistance.
The primary purpose of the Summer Energy Assistance Program is to assist at-risk households, defined as seniors, persons with disabilities, families with children less than 36 months of age as of the date of application, and those with medical conditions that would be aggravated by extreme heat. To qualify, these at-risk households must have incomes equal to or less than 150 percent of the poverty level.
Required documentation must include proof of income for the past 30 days, Social Security cards for every household member, a current electric bill and a current rent receipt if renting.
Disabled households and households with children younger than 36 months of age residing in Winnebago County may contact the Human Services Department’s Energy Division at (815) 987-5711.
Boone County disabled households and households with children younger than 36 months of age may contact the Workforce Connection at (815) 547-9616.
Senior households residing in Winnebago County may contact Lifescape Community Services at (815) 963-1609 or NIAAA AT (815) 226-4901.
Boone County senior households may contact the Keen Age Center at (815) 544-9893.
Rockton, Roscoe, South Beloit disabled and senior households and/or households with children younger than 36 months of age may contact the Rockton Township Office at (815) 624-7788.
“Our energy office achieved great success in operating the program last year, and we anticipate another successful Summer Energy Assistance Program this year,” said Mark Bixby, Energy Director for the City of Rockford’s Human Services Department.
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