July 8, 2013 10:16PM
Updated: August 10, 2013 6:21AM
LIHEAP energy program offered
Will County residents who are Com Ed customers may be eligibile for summer energy assistance.
The Will County Center for Community Concerns offers the program to people who qualify with low income, according to a press release. The program runs from July 15 through July 26 or until the money runs out, the release said.
Eligible residents earn at or below 150 percent of the federal poverty guidelines, among other things. The household also must either have a household member over age 60 or under age 5 or a family member with a medical condition — such as asthma or emphysema — that can be helped through air conditioning.
Applications are accepted from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Will County Center for Community Concerns, 304 N. Scott St., Joliet. Call 815-722-0722, ext. 3, for more information.
JJC awarded grant
Joliet Junior College was awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for more than $176,000, according to a press release.
The money is aimed at helping train veterans and their spouses for jobs in commercial trucking, according to the release.
“The least we can do for the men and women who put their lives on the line for our country is to help ensure they can find good jobs when they leave the service,” U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx said in the press release. “The transportation industry provides a unique opportunity for military families and veterans to utilize skills they developed in the service, and we hope these grants will lead to more veterans joining the ranks of our country’s commercial vehicle drivers.”
JJC was one of six schools across the country that received money for the program. The release said that the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates more than 300,000 additional commercial trucking jobs by 2020.
Visit www.fmcsa.dot.gov/registration-licensing/cdl/Military-CDL-Waiver.aspx for more information.