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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 4:30 p.m.) No walk-ins are accepted.
Number of Persons
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
                      For each additional household member add $1,256.25
                                Guidelines effective January 24, 2013
The LIHEAP Winter Energy Assistance Program will begin on Tuesday, September 3rd. No appointments will be made until then.
APPOINTMENTS MUST BE MADE BY CALLING 618-257-9246 after Tuesday, September 3rd
September 3rd - Priority Group I will be served - Households with a person who is elderly and/or has a disability. Also includes households without home energy service may be served.
October 1st - Priority Group II will be served - Families with children  who are not yet 6 years old. Furnace Assistance will also be available to low-income households whose existing heating systems are not operational or have been red-tagged by the utility company.
Required documentation at time of appointment:
  • Current Illinois picture I.D. for the head of household only.
  • Proof of age for all households members. (Driver's license, birth certificates, medical card).
  • Social Security cards for every household member (paper SS card or printout of SS number).
  • Current gas and electric bill in the name of the applicant or household member.
  • Current medical cards (Medicare, Medicaid, TANF, AABD, GA) if applicable.
  • Current rent receipt or lease agreement.
  • Proof of income from all sources for every household member for the 30 days prior to the appointment date.
  • If the Head of Household is receiving financial support from someone outside the home, a signed and dated affidavit must be submitted.
  • If a family member is living in the home over the age of 18 and has no income, they must register with Illinois Job Link and submit the Contact Info and Activity Log pages.




FAMILY SIZE          150% - 30 Day Income             150% - Annual Income

     1                               $1,436                                     $17,235

     2                               $1,939                                     $23,265

     3                               $2,441                                     $29,295

     4                               $2,944                                     $35,325

     5                               $3,446                                     $41,355

     6                               $3,949                                     $47,385

     7                               $4,451                                     $53,415

     8                               $4,954                                     $59,445


For more information about the program, please contact LIHEAP at (618)257-9246.

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.