Reduce the risk of health and safety problems that arise from unsafe winter temperatures. Bacoa helps residents apply for assistance with utility bills. The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps eligible households pay for home energy services during the winter months.
Qualifying individuals in Cook County can apply for hardship grants that help reduce the balances on electric and gas bills. In addition to regular utility assistance, help is available for reconnection assistance, furnace assistance, and weatherization.
LIHEAP is available from September 1 to May 31 or until funds are exhausted.