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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

Assists low-income households by offsetting the rising cost of home energy through direct financial assistance, energy counseling, outreach and education. An overdue bill or disconnect notice is not required to receive LIHEAP assistance. Emergency assistance is available to eligible households whose utility service is in danger of disconnection or has been disconnected and for homeowners whose furnace is non-operational or determined unsafe to operate.


Applications for this program are taken on an on going basis at any of the Township General Assistance Offices or directly from DuPage County.  Applications are taken by appointment only at all sites.

Application Times

LIHEAP begins October 1st.  Below are the priority periods for this program year.


  • A household member receiving Social Security Disability
  • Senior (60+) household member


  • A household member receiving Social Security Disability
  • Senior (60+) household member
  • Utility service is in danger of disconnection or is disconnected
  • A household member age 5 and under


  • Any household that is income eligible by the guidelines below

Income Eligibility

If your household's combined gross income for the 30 days prior to application is at or below 150% of the federal poverty level as shown in the chart below, you may be eligible to receive assistance. 

2019-2020 Guidelines
Number of Persons Household Income
1 person$1,561
2 persons$2,114
3 persons$2,666
4 persons$3,219
5 persons$3,771
6 persons$4,324
7 persons$4,876
8 persons$5,429

To Apply

Call DuPage County Community Services at 630-407-6500 or one of the following application sites below. 

  • Addison - 630-530-8161
  • Bloomingdale - 630-529-9993
  • Bloomingdale Seniors - 630-529-7794
  • Downers Grove - 630-719-6610
  • Lisle - 630-968-2087
  • Loaves & Fishes - 630-355-3663
  • Milton - 630-668-1616 
  • Naperville - 630-355-2786 
  • Wayne - 630-231-7173
  • Winfield - 630-231-3591
  • York Township - 630-620-2400
  • York Seniors - 630-620-2424


The DuPage County's Energy Assistance number is 630-407-6500, or 1-800-942-9412 or email