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The Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) is a federal program that is managed by the St. Clair County Intergovernmental Grants Department through a management agreement between St. Clair County and the St. Clair County Community Action Agency.
 
The CSBG offers a broad range of assistance for individuals and families that meet the program eligibility guidelines.
 
The CSBG program provides emergency assistance to eligible individuals and families that have experienced job loss; significant reduction in hours worked; unexpected medical emergency expense; or emergency approved through CSBG assessment. Contact Community Services for income and eligibility requirements.
 
Services include, but are not limited to:  
Child Care Co-Pay
Hot Water Heater Repair/Replacement
Lice Kits (must be referred by school or physician)
Limited Automobile Payment/Repair
Limited Dental & Prescription Assistance
Rental & Mortgage Assistance
Scholarships
 
Eligibility for the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) program is based on the Federal Poverty Income Guidelines (125% of the poverty threshold) that is annually adjusted by the United States Department of Health and Human Services.
 
For additional information contact the CSBG program at 618-825-3273 (Monday through Friday - 8:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.)  
 
          CSBG 2014 INCOME GUIDELINES
Number of Persons
Living in
Household
Gross Income for
30 days 
Prior to 
Application Date 
Gross Income 
for 90 days 
Prior to
Application Date 
1
$1,215.63
$3,646.88
2
$1,638.54
$4,915.63
3
$2,061.46
$6,184.38
4
$2,484.38
$7,453.13
5
$2,907.29
$8,721.88
6
$3,330.21
$9,990.63
7
$3,753.13
$11,259.38
8
$4,176.04
$12,528.13
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
 
                        
Heating Assistance Program
The Heating Assistance Program begins September 1, 2014 and will continue until May 31, 2015 or until funds have been exhausted.  Appointments are made in accordance with “Priority Periods”.
Beginning September 2nd appointments can be scheduled if there is a person 60 or over or on disability in the household.   Pending determination cases will not be recognized as acceptable proof of disability. 
Beginning October 1st appointments can be scheduled if there is a child in the home five (5) or under.  A medical card or a birth certificate is required for proof of age. 
Beginning November 3rd the program will be open to the general public.
Appointments are scheduled on MONDAYS ONLY.  In the case of a holiday falling on a Monday, appointments will be scheduled on Tuesday of the same week.  Appointments are scheduled by PHONE ONLY by calling (618) 257-9246.
Required Documentation
·                     Proof of age or disability. 
·                     Current Illinois picture I.D. for the head of household applicant only.
·                     Social Security cards for all household members.
·                     ALL pages of the current gas and electric bill in the name of the applicant or household member.
·                     Medicare, Medicaid, or Red, White & Blue insurance cards.
·                     Proof of Income from all sources for every household member for the past 30 days. (If your payday falls on the day of your appointment YOU MUST bring in that check stub). DHS Letter if receiving TANF, AABD, GA or SNAP Benefits.
·                     If the applicant has no income, the applicant must register with Illinois Job Link.  Printout of the Contact Info Page & Work Search Record Page must be submitted.
·                     All persons 18 and over in the household must show current proof of in-school status or provide an up-to-date Illinois Job Link.
·                     Current rent receipt and/or lease agreement.  No cancelled checks or money order receipts will be acceptable documentation. 
 
2015 LIHEAP 30-Day Income Guidelines
Family
Size
150%
30 Day Income
150%
Annual Income
 
 
 
1
$1,459
$17,505
2
$1,966
$23,595
3
$2,474
$29,685
4
$2,981
$35,775
5
$3,489
$41,865
6
$3,996
$47,955
7
$4,504
$54,045
8
$5,011
$60,135
For families with more than 8 persons, add $508
 
 
 
The Housing Resource Center (HRC) is located at 27 N. Illinois in Belleville. The center provides a centralized point of contact for all homeless persons in St. Clair County.
 
 
The center provides comprehensive services to the homeless through partnerships with St. Clair County public and non profit agencies. It serves as the first point of entry for the homeless to enter the Continuum of Care system. The Continuum of Care system is designed to provide all services that homeless persons may need including job training, job placement, shelter and support services.
 
Some of the programs offered are:
 
Eviction counseling
Housing Assistance
Housing Vouchers
Legal Aid Attorney
Emergency Shelter Referrals
Medical vouchers
Rental/Shelter Counseling
 
The center also has a 24 hours homeless hotline for referrals to shelters and other services needed. You may contact the hotline by calling 888-397-5730. For other information call 618-825-3330.
 
The following document is available for review using the link to the left.
 
HEARTH FY 2012 CoC Consolidated Application for IL-508
The East St. Louis/Belleville/St. Clair County Continuum of Care (CoC) submitted a HEARTH FY 2012 CoC Consolidated Application for IL-508. The document is available for public review. For additional information, please contact Ms. Latosha Johnson at 825-3334.