Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program

Energy Use by Household

Program Year 2023
There are no Priority Periods for Program Year 2023

Need to Turn in Additional Information??
If you need to speak with an Energy Assistance Representative, turn in additional documentation for your application, or if you are seeking a referral, please contact us using our Energy Assistance e-mail Liheap2@co.madison.il.us 

Already Applied?? Check your application status HERE 


Return the application to our office: 130 Hillsboro Ave. Edwardsville, IL 62025

LIHEAP 2023 Income Guidelines

Where your energy consumption goes

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, administered by Madison County Community Development, assists eligible households pay for winter energy services by providing a one-time benefit to be used for energy bills. 

The amount of the support available is determined by income, household size and heat type.  An overdue bill or disconnect notice is not required for participation in the program.  Individuals do not have to own their home or directly pay energy bills to be eligible for assistance. 

Reconnection assistance may be available as part of the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program if the household is disconnected from an energy source needed for heating and/or a delivered-fuel supplier has refused to deliver and the tank contains 25% or less, or when disconnection of heat or secondary energy source is a imminent threat.

Madison County residents may be eligible to participate in the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program if the combined income of individuals in the household is at or below the following income levels:

Additionally, if utility expenses are included in the rent, then an individual’s rent must be greater than 30 percent of their total income to be eligible to receive benefits.

Water and sewer cost assistance is available this year in the Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP). You can apply for water and sewer assistance on the same application as LIHEAP. Bring your water bill(s) with you to your LIHEAP appointment. Help with arrearages is available as well as rate reduction assistance of $100-$400, depending upon your income level. Prior year recipients are eligible to re-apply. 

When applying for assistance, applicants should provide proof of gross income from all household members for the 30 days prior to the application date, a copy of the current energy bill and social security cards for each household member.

During the heating season, which runs September through May, persons would apply for energy assistance at one of the following intake sites:


Chouteau Township        Granite City 
906 Thorngate       S. Hartford
Granite City, IL  62040   9-11:30  & 1-3:30 
Mon. - Fri.
(618) 931-0360     South Roxana
      Wood River
Collinsville Township    9:00-11:30 & 1:30-3:30 
Mon. - Thurs.
305 E. Main St.     Maryville
Collinsville, IL  62234       
(618) 344-1290      
Edwardsville Township    2:00-4:00 Tues. Edwardsville
300 W. Park St.    9:00-11:00 Wed. Glen Carbon
Edwardsville, IL  62025      9:00-11:00 Thurs. Hamel
(618) 656-0292    2:00-4:00 Thurs. Alhambra & Holiday Shores
Ft. Russell Township     8:30 - 12:00 Bethalto
5456 Buchta Rd.   1st Wed. of Dorsey
Bethalto, IL  62010       each month     Meadowbrook
(618) 377–5660 (Appointments)     Moro
Stacy McRae        Holiday Shores
Glen-Ed Pantry      
125 5th Ave. Edwardsville, IL 62025   Mon. & Wed.
3:00 - 5:30

Madison County
(618) 656- 7506   Tues., Thurs., Fri.
9:00 - 11:30
Highland Area Christian    BY APPOINTMENT Highland
Service Ministry    Mon., Tues., Wed., Thurs. St. Jacob
900 Chestnut St.   8:30-12:00 Marine
Highland, IL  62249      
(618) 654-9295      
Jarvis Township    BY APPOINTMENT:   Troy
112 N. Main St.   Tues., Wed., Thurs.  
Troy, IL  62294    9:00-3:00  
(618) 667-2560      
Olive Township     BY APPOINTMENT  Livingston
P.O. Box 447     ONLY  Williamson
8363 E. Frontage       New Douglas
Livingston, IL  62058      
(618) 637-2630      
Senior Services Plus, Inc.    BY APPOINTMENT  Alton
2603 N. Rodgers         ONLY   
Alton, IL  62002       Elderly Only (60+)  
(618) 465-3298 (Appointments)      
VAC (Veterans)   BY APPOINTMENT  Veterans, their Families, Unremarried Widows of a Veteran or a Disabled Child of a Veteran prior to the age of 18
157 N. Main St. 115   ONLY  
Edwardsville, IL 62025   Tues., Weds., Thurs.  
618-296-4750   9:00-3:00  
Venice Township       9:00 –12:00  Madison
910 Madison Ave.     Mon., Tues., Wed. Venice
Madison, IL  62060     Granite City
(618) 452-1121      


                                            EMERGENCY APPLICATIONS OUTREACH SITES

Chouteau Township RECONNECTION ASSISTANCE Granite City
906 Thorngate BY APPOINTMENT ONLY S. Hartford
Granite City, IL 62040   Mitchell
(618) 931-0360   South Roxana
Madison County- Granite City RECONNECTION ASSISTANCE   
Facility located at:   BY APPOINTMENT ONLY  
Granite City Housing      
Administration Building      
2517 Nameoki Road    
Granite City, IL  62040  Regular LIHEAP 8:30-4:30  
(618) 876-4232  Mon. – Fri.  
Madison County Urban League  RECONNECTION ASSISTANCE  
Alton     By Appointment only  
408 E. Broadway     
Alton, IL  62002 (REGULAR LIHEAP)  Alton
(618) 463-1906   8:00 – 4:00  East Alton
  Mon. – Thurs.  Wood River 
Madison County Urban League   RECONNECTION ASSISTANCE  
2900 Madison Ave.    
Granite City, IL  62040   (REGULAR LIHEAP)  Madison
(618) 877-8860     8:00 – 4:00  Venice
  Mon. – Thurs.    Granite City
Edwardsville Township BY APPOINTMENT ONLY   
Edwardsville, IL  62025      
(618) 656-0292    
Senior Services Plus SENIORS ONLY Alton
(618) 465-3298    


For additional information on the Madison County Community Development Illinois Home Energy Assistance Program, or to schedule an appointment, please call (618) 296-6485.