Ameren Announces Small Business, Non-Profit Group Utility Grants

By Benjamin Cox on October 18, 2021 at 9:04am

Ameren-Illinois has announced a round of grants for small businesses and non-profits who have fallen behind on utility bills.

Under the company’s COVID-19 Economic Hardship Recovery Program, one-time grants of up to $500 will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis until October 31st or until funds are exhausted.

To be considered, businesses must have an active, non-residential account, 50 or fewer full-time employees, and have a principal office in Illinois. Eligible businesses may include, but are not limited to: small commercial enterprises, restaurants, and hair salons among others. Eligible non-profits may include, but are not limited to: schools, day cares, senior centers, religious organizations, community organizations, and charitable organizations.

Grant recipients will have the funds applied to their Ameren Illinois electric account. To apply, visit or call the Ameren Illinois Business Center at 1-800-232-2477.