Information is now available for the annual Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) for eligible residents in Winnebago and Boone Counties. LIHEAP pays a benefit directly to energy companies for heating costs on behalf of eligible households or directly to eligible renters if all energy costs are included in their rent.
Handouts with site lists, program information, eligibility criteria and call-in schedules are available at the City of Rockford Human Services Department, 555 N. Court St., Suite 301, Belvidere City Hall, 401 Whitney Blvd. and the Boone County United Way, 220 W. Locust St.
Residents can begin calling the sites serving their category on the following dates to make an appointment:
- Seniors and disabled can apply beginning Thursday, October 1, 2015
- Families with children under 6 and disconnected households can apply starting Monday, November 2, 2015
- The general population can apply beginning Tuesday, December 1, 2015
More details plus information on how and where to apply may be found here.
The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of Justice Programs (OJP) Diagnostic Center presented findings from its Diagnostic Analysis of the City of Rockford in September 2015.
The Center serves as a technical assistance resource for state, local and tribal policymakers seeking to implement data-driven strategies to combat crime and improve public safety in their communities. In conjunction with the White House initiative on Strong Cities, Strong Communities, the City of Rockford requested the assistance of the Diagnostic Center to develop strategies that are data-driven and effective in reducing violent crime, addressing heroin abuse, and enhancing community-police relations.
The findings specifically address:
- An analysis of the factors that are contributing to the issues identified in the request from the City of Rockford.
- Recommendations of data-driven solutions and promising practices that address the contributing factors.
- Initial thoughts about development of a response strategy for implementing the recommended data-driven solutions.
Click here to read the findings.
The City of Rockford Public Works Department is pleased to present the FY 2015-2019 Improvement Program, which proposes over $139,000,000 of infrastructure investment throughout the City. The program was presented to the Finance and Personnel Committee on January 5, 2015 and adopted by City Council on January 20,2015. This document is designed to be e-friendly with hyperlinked pages.
Download the 2015 - 2019 CIP Book here