At Peoria Citizens Committee for Economic Opportunity (PCCEO) the health and safety of our students, staff, and community are our highest priorities, and we want to do our part to prevent the spread of the COVID-19. Out of an abundance of caution and in accordance with guidance from health and state officials we have taken necessary precautions to protect those we serve.

PCCEO will be closed from 3/18/2020 to 6/1/2020 as we determine how to safely serve our customers and do our best to combat the global COVID-19 Pandemic.

The LIHEAP application can now be completed online or an application can be mailed to you, for completion, by emailing Please include your full name, complete address, and phone number. To complete the application online please click HERE for additional details. Information can also be delivered to the lockbox at 711 West McBean Street, Suite B.

PCCEO Head Start, Early Head Start and the Pre-School for All programs will follow the lead of Illinois Governor JB Pritzker who announced on Friday that all private and public schools across Illinois will close in hopes of quelling the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

PCCEO Head Start and Early Head Start will implement the following schedule:

All Head Start/Early Head Start and Pre-School for All centers will be closed from Monday, March 16th through May 30th, 2020. We are considering a six-week summer Head Start experience after the Executive Order is lifted; more information to come!!

PCCEO Head Start and Early Head Start have implemented elevated infection control measures allowing for more thorough and frequent sanitization and disinfection of our centers, classrooms, toys and play equipment. These elevated measures come as recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control, Illinois Department of Public Health, and the Peoria City/County Health Department in order to decrease the risk of the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in our facilities.

COVID-19 Testing Sites

Peoria City/County Health Department
2116 N. Sheridan Ave, Peoria IL, 61604
Hours: Saturday & Sunday from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Peoria Civic Center (Parking Lot)
201 SW Jefferson Ave, Peoria, IL, 61602
Hours: Monday through Sunday from 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM