Ameren Illinois is offering grants to non-profit organizations that are having difficulties paying their electric bill.  The grants are administered through the Energy Assistance Foundation, and are available to qualifying 501(c)3 organizations that have an active Ameren Illinois electric account.

Ameren Illinois spokesman Kelly Hendrickson tells The Big Z the utility has been offering these grants since 2012.

Click here for Hendrickson's comments

Grant amounts are based on the number of eligible applicants that apply.  Applications must be postmarked by September 29 for consideration.  For more information, click here:

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