EDWARDSVILLE — Madison County Community Development (MCCD) will provide window air conditioners for low-income households consisting of elderly, disabled and children 5 and younger.

Households that received an air conditioner from Madison County Community Development within the last three years are not eligible.

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Staff with the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) are administering the program. Eligible households must be at or below 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.

To qualify for a window air conditioning unit:

  • Household MUST reside in Madison County.
  • Each household/individual MUST complete an intake form.
  • MUST present a picture ID.
  • MUST provide Social Security cards for every household member
  • Each household member MUST provide GROSS income documentation for their ENTIRE household/family income for the past 30 days. Everyone over the age of 18 must provide income documentation.
  • Be 60 years or older OR suffer from a medical condition that can be relieved by air conditioning.
  • Those persons under 60 years of age MUST provide a letter from the applicant’s doctor containing a specific ailment a household member is suffering from OR have children in the household 5 or under regardless of an existing medical condition. Medical conditions may include asthma, COPD, emphysema, coronary disease and immediate terminal illness.
  • Each household MUST provide a current copy of their utility bill to prove that they have utilities, and do not have a back bill and are not in threat of disconnection. Utility bill MUST be less than $600.
  • Household MUST fall under the following income guidelines.

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