Peoria launches program to provide utility bill relief

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Published: Sep. 19, 2022 at 10:51 PM CDT
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PEORIA (25 News Now) - Relief is coming for some Peoria residents struggling to pay soaring utility bills.

Applications are being accepted through October 7 for the city’s Utility Assistance Program to help low-income renters and homeowners impacted by energy rate increases.

The city has dedicated $300,000 from the federal government’s American Rescue Plan Act to provide up to four consecutive months of payments for gas and electric bills.

The city will make payments directly to Ameren Illinois.

People enrolled in the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) are not eligible for this program.

Applications can be made online.