City Water, Light and Power customers who need help paying their bills could qualify for assistance from the utility’s Project RELIEF program.
Applicants must first seek assistance through Sangamon County’s LIHEAP and must not have a total household income of more than 150% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. Customers meeting the minimum eligibility requirements will be scheduled for a meeting with Fifth Street Renaissance, the program’s administrator.
Applicants should call the appointment line at 217-789-2414 on or after Friday, December 1.
Project RELIEF donations are collected primarily from CWLP customers who add $1 or more to their monthly bill along with City employee payroll contributions.
All funds that are received for Project RELIEF go directly to those in need, without any amount being used to cover administrative costs. CWLP customers that would like to donate to the program can sign up to add $1 or more to their monthly bill online,
Those who would prefer to make a one-time contribution can mail a check or money order made payable to Project RELIEF and send it to Fifth Street Renaissance at 1315 N. Fifth Street, Springfield, IL 62702.