There is a lot of information that can be found about energy assistance programs. When it comes to Nicor Gas-specific energy assistance programs, you will always be able to find accurate and up-to-date information right here on nicorgas.com. Below you will find details on a few of our programs we offer for residential customers.
Qualifying low-income households can receive assistance in one annual payment for energy bills. LIHEAP assistance does not need to be paid back.
**Important: Enrollment dates for the upcoming LIHEAP season have changed.
Through PIPP, eligible Nicor Gas customers pay a percentage of their monthly income to maintain utility service. The PIPP offers an affordable payment plan and a chance to eliminate past-due balances.
The Nicor Gas Sharing Program provides qualifying households with monetary relief for their natural gas bills. Eligible customers can receive a Sharing Grant of either $400 or $450. Elements of the Nicor Gas Sharing Program differ depending on age.
If you or someone you know is having trouble paying bills, reach out to ClearPoint, a national, nonprofit credit counseling agency at 800.251.2227 (866.616.3717 for Spanish) or visit credability.org. (Usted puede visitar la versión del español Idioma del sitio haciendo clic aquí.)
Qualified low-income households can receive weatherization assistance to save energy and money. IHWAP helps income-qualified customers access affordable energy services and increase comfort in their homes. Free measures and upgrades may include:
Eligibility depends on the combined household income of everyone living in the unit. Households with a combined income at or below 150% of the federal poverty level using State and HHS funds and those at or below 200% of the federal poverty level using DOE funding are eligible. Nicor Gas offers similar services as IHWAP for customers with income levels up to 80% of Area Median Income.
Contact the Community Action Agency for your area with any questions, to see if you’re eligible or to apply for assistance.