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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 618-825-3273 (Monday through Friday - 8:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.)  
Number of Persons
Living in
Gross Income for
30 days 
Prior to 
Application Date 
Gross Income 
for 90 days 
Prior to
Application Date 
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
                         Summer Energy Assistance Program
The Cooling Program begins July 7th and ends July 23rd.  Appointments are made on a “First come first served basis”.  Appointments will be scheduled beginning Thursday, July 3, 2014 and will be taken daily Monday through Friday thereafter until all available appointments have been scheduled.  
Appointments are scheduled by phone only.  Call (618) 257-9246 to set up an appointment.
Qualified households are as follows:
·         Applicants must have a household member 60 or over or
·         Have a child in their household five (5) or under
·         Have a household member on Social Security Disability and/or a pending determination case or
·         Have a medical condition such as asthma, emphysema, respiratory allergies, coronary disease or terminal illness.  (required documentation must include a doctor’s certification letter dated within the last ninety days, stating that the medical condition would be aggravated by extreme heat).
                                      2015 LIHEAP 30-Day Income Guidelines
30 Day Income
Annual Income
                                                  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.