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Community Services Group
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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
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 618-825-3263 (Monday through Friday - 8:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.)  
# of People
Living in
Gross Income for
30 days Prior to
Application Date
Gross Income for
90 days Prior to
Application Date
Gross Income
Annually Prior to
Application Date
                                    Guidelines effective January 25, 2016
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
Heating Assistance Program
The Heating Assistance Program begins October 1, 2015 and will continue until May 31, 2016 or until funds have been exhausted.  Appointments are made in accordance with “Priority Periods”.
Beginning October 1stappointments 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 November 2ndappointments can be scheduled if there is a child in the home under the age of 6 (six).  A medical card or a birth certificate is required for proof of age. 
Beginning December 1st appointments for the general public will be taken.
No walk-in appointments are permitted. 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. 
2016 LIHEAP 30-Day Income Guidelines
30 Day Income
For families with more than 8 persons, add $520
The Housing Resource Center (HRC) is located at 19 Public Square, Suite 200 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 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.