NAPERVILLE, IL — The city of Naperville has partnered with Loaves and Fishes to offer temporary, one-time grants to residents and businesses in need of assistance with their utility bill payments. Qualified residents can get a grant of up to $300 and qualified businesses can get a grant of up to $1,500 to make payments on current or previous utility bills.

“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,” City Manager Doug Krieger said in a news release. “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.”

To be eligible for a grant, residents must:

  • Be a city of Naperville resident with an active utility account
  • Demonstrate a need for financial assistance

Grant applications open Feb. 15 at 9 a.m. and applications will be reviewed on a first come, first served basis.

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SOURCE (Lisa Marie Farver, Patch)