Ameren Illinois has donated $40,000 to the Embarras River Basin Agency (ERBA) to help customers with their energy bills. Grants of up to $500 will be available to local residents who meet income eligibility guidelines. .
ERBA and Ameren are at the DeMars Center at Peterson Park in Mattoon today (Wednesday, October 26) until 1pm or the funds are depleted.
You need to bring your Ameren Bill (if available, if not they can pull it up), proof of 30 day income and your photo ID.
This is for Ameren customers who meet income eligibility guidelines and live live in Coles, Cumberland, Douglas, Edgar, Clark, Jasper, Crawford, Lawrence and Richland counties.
For more information, call the Embarras River Basin Agency, 217.923.3113.
Qualifiers are based on 30-day income and the number of people in a household. Financial eligibility is as follows:
2015 Federal Poverty (30-day) Income Guidelines
Family Size – $150%
1 – $1,471
2 – $1,991