NAPERVILLE, Ill. — In an effort to help utility customers that have been negatively affected by COVID-19, the City of Naperville is partnering with Loaves & Fishes to offer temporary utility assistance to qualified residential and small business utility customers. The Temporary Utility Assistance Program will offer a one-time payment of $300 to qualified residential utility customers and $1,500 to qualified small business utility customers. The one-time utility assistance grant can be used to pay a current or previous City utility bill.

“Since the onset of the pandemic in early 2020, the City of Naperville has taken steps to try to ease some of the pandemic’s burdens on our community,” said City Manager Doug Krieger. “During the budget process City Council put aside $500,000 in funds to create a Temporary Utility Assistance Program. This program provides additional support to Naperville residents and small businesses during this challenging time.”

The application period for the Temporary Utility Assistance Program will begin at 9 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 15. All applications will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis. Applications for residential assistance will be reviewed by Loaves & Fishes, while the City of Naperville will review all applications for small business assistance. Full eligibility requirements and information on how to apply is available on the City’s website at

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