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Become a Project RELIEF contributor

Each year a number of Springfield families have trouble paying their basic household bills. And things can get even tougher during the winter when home heating costs are added in.

Through Project RELIEF, you can add $1 or more to your monthly CWLP bill to provide payment assistance to families during the winter heating season.

It’s easy. All you have to do is complete the online form. Or you can make a one-time donation of any amount by sending your check or money order to:

Project RELIEF
Fifth Street Renaissance
1315 N. 5th Street
Springfield, IL 62702

Fifth Street Renaissance is a local social services agency that administers the Project RELIEF program for CWLP.

100% of your contribution will be used to help CWLP customers cover their winter utility costs. Your contribution is tax-deductible.

Who Can Qualify for Project RELIEF?

To qualify for Project RELIEF assistance, you must have: a total household income for the previous 90 days of no more than 150% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines (see the table below); applied for help from LIHEAP (535-3120); a past-due CWLP bill; not received Project RELIEF assistance in 2016-2017; and exhausted all other assistance sources. You may also be required to cover a portion of your past-due CWLP bill.

If you would like to participate in CWLP Project RELIEF, the first step in applying to the program is to call 789-2414 on December 1 or soon thereafter. If you meet minimum eligibility requirements, you will be scheduled for an appointment with Fifth Street Renaissance.

Thank You.

More Info: cwlp.customer@cwlp.com or 217.789.2030

Laketown Elementary Students Help CWLP With Water Conservation Tips Read More   

In CWLP’s fourth annual water conservation poster contest, Springfield’s Laketown Elementary Students put their best artwork forward to show water conservation tips. The students also learned about protecting and conserving water from the utility’s Energy Services Office. The following students are being recognized for their excellent poster art work.


1st Place – Jacey Walden, 1st Grade


2nd Place - Aliyah Westerfield, 1st Grade


3rd Place – Jaylie Williams, 1st Grade


1st Place TIE -Cindy Pinkley, 3rd Grade


1st Place TIE - Kamryn Hoffman, 3rd Grade


2nd Place – Zyeire Rye, 3rd Grade


3rd Place – Isaiah Smith, 3rd Grade