The C.E.F.S. Economic Opportunity Corporation is now taking applications for the 2015 Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).
September and October are priority months reserved for those households which either have a member aged 60 and above or disabled. Appointments can be made by contacting the local C.E.F.S. County Outreach offices.
Starting Oct. 1, applications will be accepted from households that have children under age 6. Proof of age will be required. Households who are disconnected from their utilities will also be allowed to make application for the program during October.
Appointments for LIHEAP can be made by contacting the C.E.F.S. Christian County Outreach office at 311 S. Main St. Taylorville, phone 217-824-4712 or 715 E. Lincoln St. Pana, phone 217-562-2311, Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Funding for LIHEAP is provided through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity (DCEO). C.E.F.S. is the local administering agency for Christian, Clay, Effingham, Fayette, Montgomery, Moultrie and Shelby counties.