NAPERVILLE, Ill. — In an effort to help utility customers that have been negatively affected by COVID-19, the City of Naperville is partnering with Loaves & Fishes to offer temporary utility assistance to qualified residential and small business utility customers. The Temporary Utility Assistance Program will offer a one-time payment of $300 to qualified residential utility customers and $1,500 to qualified small business utility customers. The one-time utility assistance grant can be used to pay a current or previous City utility bill.
"Since the onset of the pandemic in early 2020, the City of Naperville has taken steps to try to ease some of the pandemic’s burdens on our community," said City Manager Doug Krieger. "During the budget process City Council put aside $500,000 in funds to create a Temporary Utility Assistance Program. This program provides additional support to Naperville residents and small businesses during this challenging time."
The application period for the Temporary Utility Assistance Program will begin at 9 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 15. All applications will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis. Applications for residential assistance will be reviewed by Loaves & Fishes, while the City of Naperville will review all applications for small business assistance. Full eligibility requirements and information on how to apply is available on the City’s website:
The primary purpose of the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is to assist eligible households by offsetting the rising cost of home energy through direct financial assistance.
For many Illinois households, energy costs place a severe and continuing stress on the family budget. In some instances, the household is forced to make painful decisions regarding which bills to pay and which necessities to survive without. The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program assists eligible households with paying for winter heating services. Eligible households are determined by household size, income, geographic location, and type of fuel used.
An overdue bill or disconnect notice is not required. You do not have to own your own home or pay your gas and/or electric bills directly to be eligible for assistance.
Call the Naperville Township Supervisor's Office to schedule an appointment.