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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 618-825-3263 (Monday through Friday - 8:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.)  
 
         
CSBG 2016 INCOME GUIDELINES
# of People
Living in
Household
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
1
$1,237.50
$3,712.50
$14,850.00
2
$1,668.75
$5,006.25
$20,025.00
3
$2,100.00
$6,300.00
$25,200.00
4
$2,531.25
$7,593.75
$30,375.00
5
$2,962.50
$8,887.50
$35,550.00
6
$3,393.75
$10,181.25
$40,725.00
7
$3,826.04
$11,478.13
$45,912.50
8
$4,259.38
$12,778.13
$51,112.50
                                    Guidelines effective January 25, 2016
 
 
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
 
Heating Assistance Program
 
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) will be offered until May 31, 2017 or until funding is exhausted.  Percentage of Income Payment Plan (PIPP) will be offered until December, 2016 or until funding is exhausted. Appointments are made in accordance with “Priority Periods”.
 
LIHEAP and PIPP appointmentswill begin on September 1, 2016 for seniors 60 (sixty) or over and/or residents that are disabled. 
 
Beginning October 3rd, households with children under the age of 6 (six)and households that are disconnected will be served.
 
All other qualified households will be eligible to apply beginning November 1st.
 
WALK-IN APPOINTMENTS ARE NOT PERMITTED FOR HOUSEHOLDS WHO
HAVE THEIR UTILITIES CONNECTED.
 
APPOINTMENTS ARE SCHEDULED BY PHONE ONLY
CALL (618)257-9246
 
Required Documentation:
1.   Proof of income from all sources for every household member for the thirty (30) day period beginning with the date of application(if your payday falls on the day of your appointment; you must bring in that check stub).
If the applicant has no income, the applicant must present a current Illinois Job Link from the local Illinois
Department of Employment Securityoffice (IDES).  The applicant must also complete a Zero Income Affidavit at
the time of their appointment.  All persons 18 and over who reside in the household, that have zero income must
show current proof of in-school status or provide a current Illinois Job Link. 
2.   Proof of age.
3.   Proof ofreceiving disability income from the Social Security Administration, if applicable.
4.   Current Illinois picture I.D. for the head of household and/or an applicant living in the household.
5.   Social Security cards for all household members (paper cards only).
6.   All pages of the current gas and electric bill in the name of the applicant and/or household member.
7.   Medical insurance - Medicare, Medicaid, Red, White & Blue, Molina, Harmony, Meridian, etc.
8.   Current rent receipt and/or lease agreement.  No cancelled checks or money order receipts will be accepted as validrentdocumentation.
9.   Proof of home ownership is required for furnace applicants only. 
 
2017 INCOME GUIDELINES
 
Family
Size
150%
30 Day Income
150%
AnnualIncome
 
 
 
1
$1,485
$17,820
2
$2,003
$24,030
3
$2,520
$30,240
4
$3,038
$36,450
5
$3,555
$42,660
6
$4,073
$48,870
7
$4,591
$55,095
8
$5,111
$61,335
 
Forfamilies withmore than8persons,add $520or foreachadditional person.
FOR GENERAL INFORMATION CALL MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
 
 
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.