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Written by Molli Nickerson   
Tuesday, 24 August 2010 09:34

ROCK ISLAND, MERCER, HENRY County- “Do you need help with your utility bills?”

Beginning September 1, 2010 Elderly and disabled citizens of Rock Island, Henry, and Mercer county may be eligible to receive assistance with your utility bill, or re-connection assistance if you have been disconnected or are in imminent threat of disconnection. Please call your local Project Now office on or  after September 1, 2010 to make an appointment.

Beginning October 1, 2010- Any low-income household that has been disconnected, or is under imminent threat of disconnection may qualify for assistance in getting their utilities re-connected. Please call your local Project Now office on or after October 1, 2010 to make an appointment. In addition LIHEAP furnace assistance is available to households whose existing heating systems are not operational or have been red-tagged by their utility company, also beginning October 1, 2010

Beginning November 1, 2010- LIHEAP assistance programs will be available to all low-income households throughout Rock Island, Henry, and Mercer counties. Please call your local project now office on or after November 1, 2010 to make an appointment.

Assistance will be available through May 31, 2011 or until funding is exhausted. Eligibility requirements apply, you must be at or below 150% of poverty.

Please bring with you:
• Photo ID Card
• Resident Alien card
• 30 days proof of gross income for all household members
• Valid Social Security card
• Medical Card/Link Card

Income includes:
Wages (Full, part-time, and temporary employment); Social Security income; SSA/SSI (Letter or print out); Unemployment (30 days/check stubs or print out);
Child Support/Alimony; Pension; TANF/ AABD; township; VA Benefits; Workers compensation; Rental Income; Self employment income (Ledger, check stub, receipts needed);Income/Co-payments received for childcare

Project Now Office Locations:
Rock Island Office- 309-793-6391
Moline Office- 309-764-8092
Henry County- 309-852-4565
Mercer County- 309-582-2644

*In addition to office appointments, Project NOW staff will be visiting housing complexes and high rises throughout the community. Please see your apartment manager for dates and times.

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