Active duty military members and disabled veterans may be eligible for a $100 energy grant.
Ameren Illinois launched a Military Support Program to provide some financial relief for military personnel.
The $100 grants are a part of a $1.75million initiative by Ameren Illinois to help customers handle high energy costs. In June, Ameren announced that the average customer bill would increase $626 annually.
The company has more than 1.2 million electric customers in Illinois. The energy grants are only available for military members with Ameren electric accounts. Military members interested in applying can do so here.
In order to apply, you will need to provide: your name, phone number, and Ameren account number, in addition to proof of service or discharge. Disabled veterans must have been honorably discharged from the military in order to qualify. The name on the Ameren account linked to your address, and that address must be your primary residence.
After your application has been reviewed, a representative will reach out regarding the next steps. If approved, applicants will receive a one time energy grant worth $100.
Ameren will distribute $100,000 in checks– meaning that up to 1,000 will get the grants. Households are limited to one grant per year. The program has no official end date and grants are first-come first-serve while funding lasts.