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Energy Aide Program

The Nicor Gas Energy Aide Program provides qualifying households with monetary relief for their natural gas bills.
Eligibility is based on several factors, including household size and income.

The Nicor Gas Energy Aide program is administered by select local agencies. Eligible residential customers can receive an Energy Aide Grant up to $350 toward their past due balance. This grant does not need to be paid back. To find an office near you, please visit our Energy Assistance page for a list of agencies. You can also use the Local Agencies dropdown below. 

Eligibility:

  • Meets income guidelines for the Nicor Gas Energy Aide Program.
  • Natural gas bill must be in applicant's name.
  • Customers must show proof of income for all persons living in the household over 18 years of age to receive grant:
    • Must have photo ID.
    • Must show unemployment filing document or letter from employer.
  • Customers who previously received LIHEAP, PIPP or Sharing funds are eligible.
  • Residential customers who have a non-heat account may also apply.

Income Guidelines:

Customers must fall within the income guidelines based on the Federal Poverty Level (FPL). Residential customers must be at or below 350% of the FPL. 

Nicor Gas Energy Aide Income

Family Size

Maximum Gross Monthly Income 350%

1

 $3,964

2

 $5,340

3

 $6,717

4

 $8,094

5

 $9,470

6

 $10,847

7

 $12,224

8

 $13,600

Local Agencies

Arab American Family Services
708.599-AAFS(2237)
arabamericanfamilyservices.org
Counties served: Cook

Community Action Partnership of Lake County
847.249.4330
caplakecounty.org
County served: Lake

Community Contacts, Inc.
847.697.4400 (Kane)
815.758.3835 (DeKalb)
cci-hci.org
Counties served: DeKalb and Kane

East Central Illinois Community Action Agency
217.443.2705
comaction.org
Counties served: Ford, Iroquois and Vermillion

Ford Heights Community Service Organization
708-758-2565
cornerstone-cdc.org
County served: Cook

Kankakee County Community Services
815.933.7883
kccsi-cap.org
County Served: Kankakee

Loaves & Fishes 
630.355.3663
loaves-fishes.org
County served: DuPage

Northwestern Illinois Community Action Agency
815.232.3141
nicaa.org
Counties served: JoDaviess and Stephenson

Project NOW
309.793.6391
projectnow.org
Counties served: Henry, Mercer and Rock Island

Proviso-Leyden
708.450.3506
plcca.org
County served: Cook

Respond Now
708.755.4357
County served: Cook

Salvation Army
773.205.3520
nicorgas.com/energyassistance 

Tri-County Opportunities Council
800.323.5434
tcochelps.com
https://tcochelps.org/
Counties served: Bureau, Carroll, LaSalle, Lee, Marshall,Ogle, Putnam, Stark and Whiteside

Two Rivers Regional Council of Public Officials
217.224.8171
trrcopo.org
Counties served: Brown, Pike and Schuyler

Will County Center for Community Concerns
815.722.0722
wcccc.net
County served: Will

Need a payment arrangement? 

In addition to energy assistance programs, we offer flexible payment arrangements. 
Call us at 888.642.6748 to make a payment arrangement.