LIHEAP program - Assistance with Utility Bills

Need help with utility bills? The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps eligible low-income households pay for home energy services (primarily heating during winter months). LIHEAP is a state and federally funded energy assistance program for low-income families. Applications for winter heating assistance will be accepted beginning on September 1.
For information about the program and to apply, please see the following resources based on the County in which you reside.
McHenry County: 815-308-6057 or visit
Kane County: 847-697-4400 or visit
Expanded energy assistance may also be available through the Help Illinois Families (HIF) initiative, created to help reach an unprecedented number of families who have fallen behind on bills due to the pandemic. For more information, visit: