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Eligibility Requirements

At the time of the scheduled appointment the customer must provide the following required documentation in order to determine eligibility for assistance:

  • Social Security Cards for everyone residing in the household.

  • Proof of gross income for everyone in the household

    • Last 30 days for LIHEAP & Emergency Furnace

    • Last 90 days for Weatherization

  • Most recent heat and electric bill(s). 

    • The name on the bill must match with a member of your household.

  • Weatherization customers must bring in proof of home ownership

  • Emergency Furnace customers must bring in 2 documents for proof of home ownership and have an inoperable furnace.

Income Eligibility

This is based off the entire household's gross income for the last 30 days prior to the appointment.  These are state guidelines and are subject to change.

  • Household of 1: $1,561

  • Household of 2: $2,114

  • Household of 3: $2,666

  • Household of 4: $3,219

  • Add approximately $553 for each additional household member.


(Includes Emergency Furnace& PIPP)

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) assists eligible low-income households with their heating & cooling energy costs, bill payment assistance, energy crisis assistance, weatherization & energy-related home repairs. CAPCIL administers this Program in the following counties:  Logan, Mason, DeWitt, Piatt, & Menard Counties.


The Energy Services Department is also supported through the generosity of the Ameren Illinois Grant. This privately funded assistance program helps CAPCIL customers manage energy  costs and emergency energy-related crisis situations.


The Illinois Home Weatherization Assistance Program (IHWAP) helps low income residents and households conserve fuel and reduce energy costs by making their homes and apartments more energy efficient. IHWAP also provides many health and safety upgrades ensuring safe and healthy homes. Energy conservation and health and safety measures provided through home weatherization can ensure citizens have access to more affordable energy services. Weatherization services that can be funded through IHWAP include:

  • Air sealing

  • Attic and wall insulation

  • HVAC repair or replacement

  • Water heater repair or replacement

  • Electric base load reduction (lighting and refrigerator replacement)

  • Ventilation and moisture control measures (and other health and safety measures)

  • Maximum $15,000 per eligible client’s home for energy-related weatherization and repair work

  • Maximum $3,500 for health and safety related measures