Each spring, community volunteers from all walks of life are recruited to review funding requests received by the United Way of Boone County from local agencies. During the Allocation process, these volunteers visit agencies, meet with agency executives, and review budgets and needs. Each agency that is granted funding must provide measurable and visible results in our community and should address the local critical needs and gaps in service. Strong volunteer involvement ensures that contributions are directed to effective and efficient programs.
At this time, participation in the grant process is by invitation only.
LIHEAP provides energy assistance for residents in which a benefit is paid directly to the utility companies on behalf of income-eligible households. United Way of Boone County will begin accepting appointments for the 2023-2024 heating season as follows:
Priority Group 1:
October 2, 2023 – First official call-in-date for seniors (60 and over) or individuals receiving Social Security Disability.
Priority Group 2:
November 1, 2023 – First official call-in-date for households with a child under the age of six or service disconnect.
Priority Group 3:
December 1, 2023 – First official call-in-date for the general population (households not eligible under Priority Groups 1 or 2).
Note: Walk-ins are prohibited. Applicants must call the United Way of Boone County office at (815) 544-3144 to make an appointment. A translator is required for Spanish speaking households to schedule and attend appointment.