ST. CLAIR COUNTY — Ameren Illinois customers throughout the East St. Louis area are eligible for one-time grants — but only during a one-time event.

From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., or until grant funds run out, the St. Clair County Intergovernal Grants Department is co-hosting the bill payment assistance event at the Jackie Joyner-Kersee Center. Each eligible customer will receive energy grants of up to $150. Funds are availalbe on a first-come, first-served basis.

Ameren Illinois asks customers seeking an assistance grant to bring a current copy of their Ameren Illinois bill, photo identification and proof of 30-day income.

Each attendee will receive a free kit containing energy-saving products, as well as demontrations to help reduce their energy usage.