Western Egyptian Economic Opportunity Council, Inc.

Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program

The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is administered through the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity and is designed to help eligible low-income households pay for energy services.

LIHEAP will provide a one-time per program year benefit to eligible households to be used for energy bills. The amount of the benefit is determined by income, household size, fuel type and geographic location. An overdue bill or cut-off notice is not required. Your source of fuel does not have to be natural gas or electricity in order to receive assistance.  Propane and wood also qualify for a benefit.

Help with reconnection assistance may be available if your household is disconnected or threatened from an  disconnect notice from an energy source needed for heating or if a delivered-fuel supplier has refused to deliver and the fuel tank contains 25% or less.

You may be eligible to receive assistance under the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) if your income for the prior 30 days including application date is at or below the following levels shown on the “LIHEAP Income Guidelines & How to Apply” tab below. If you rent, and your heat and/or electric is included in the rent, then your rent must be greater than 30% of your income in order to be eligible to receive benefits.


  • Social Security cards of all persons in home
  • Most current Utility bills (Gas, Electric, Propane)
  • Proof of income for all persons over age 18 living in the home – all income received for the prior 30  days including application date.

**Walk-In appointments available in Perry, Randolph and Jackson Counties Tuesdays 8:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 1:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Randolph County

Energy Admin Office
1820 North Market, Bldg A
Sparta, IL 62286
Phone: 618-443-5231
Fax: 618-443-5279

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Jackson County

342 A North Street
Murphysboro, IL 62966
Phone: 618-684-3341
Fax: 618-684-8997

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Perry County

317 South Washington
DuQuoin, IL 62832
Phone: 618-542-4656
Fax: 618-542-4656
Monday & Friday only

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Monroe County

207 West Fourth
Waterloo, IL 62298
Phone: 618-737-0101
Fax: 618-443-5279
By appointment only

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Funding for the Liheap Program has been exhausted. New applications for Liheap are not currently being accepted. The new program year for Liheap will begin Tuesday, October 1, 2024.

Western Egyptian E.O.C.
1 Industrial Park
P.O. Box 7
Steeleville, IL 62288

p. 618.965.3458
f. 618.965.9421

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