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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

LIHEAP and Citizenship Status

The federal LIHEAP grant has restrictions on which residents may be served with federal funds – individuals must be United States citizens or qualified aliens. The Energy Assistance Act, which established the state LIHEAP fund, does not include such restrictions. To receive state LIHEAP an individual must be an Illinois resident living in a household with a regulated utility/vendor that pays into the state LIHEAP fund.