McCombie Reminds Residents of Programs to Assist with Energy Costs

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps keep families safe and healthy through initiatives that assist families with energy costs. Federally funded assistance in managing costs associated with; home energy bills, energy crises, weatherization, and energy-related minor home repairs. LIHEAP can help you stay warm this winter through programs that reduce the risk of health and safety problems that arise from unsafe heating and cooling practices.

Carroll and Whiteside County residents should contact the Tri-County Opportunities Council in Rock Falls to determine their eligibility for the program. Their phone numbers are (800) 323-5434 and (815) 625-7830 and their website is Henry and Rock Island County residents should contact Project NOW at (309) 793-3970 or by visiting

For residents with Jo-Carroll Energy, Jo Carroll offers a neighbor to neighbor program in tandem with the LIHEAP program, call (800) 858-5522 or visit additional information.

Local townships also provide General Assistance to help with emergency financial situations. Each township offers different benefits and has separate eligibility requirements. Residents should contact their local township office to determine if they are eligible.