Gov. Pritzker announces $275 million for households impacted by COVID-19

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State invests additional $90 million, expands eligibility to help Illinoisans with rent, utilities, and other household payments through LIHEAP and CSBG

information provided by the Office of the Governor

BELLEVILLE, Ill. (June 18, 2020) – Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) announced $275 million in funding for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) programs. This funding includes an additional $90 million allocated via the CARES Act, allowing the state to increase eligibility for these programs to 1 million income-qualified Illinoisans.

Effective immediately, eligible Illinois residents and families can apply to receive assistance with food, rent, utilities, temporary shelter, medicine and other essential household services. To learn more about these expanded offerings and to fill out new remote applications, visit www.helpillinoisfamilies.com.