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ComEd Energy Assistance Program

Helping Hands

This post is to make citizens aware of ComEd’s Helping Hands program that recently launched.  This program aims to offer additional assistance for our most in-need citizens who have been impacted by the COVID pandemic. The program is designed to allow ComEd customers to expeditiously access financial assistance, by way of self-identifying and providing income and hardship documentation directly to ComEd.  A one-time grant amount of up to $300 is available.


  • Household gross income up to 250% of the federal poverty level (FPL) for the 30 days prior to application. AND
  • Customers must express one of the following hardships, included but not limited to:
    • Unexpected loss of income or reduction in income (including job loss or furlough)
    • Sudden illness to you or a family member
    • Other stated COVID-19 impact

Interested ComEd residential customers should select the link below for details regarding this opportunity for support with their electric bill.

ComEd Press Release regarding Helping Hands: Link


Small Biz

ComEd is offering a one-time grant to small and family-owned businesses.

Interested ComEd business customers should select the link below for details and eligibility requirements regarding this one-time grant for small businesses.

ComEd Press Release regarding their Small Biz grant: Link


The above two programs are ComEd programs and not City of Freeport programs.  Please direct any questions about these program to ComEd.


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