Community Services Group

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 program offers a broad range of assistance for individuals and families that meet the program eligibility guidelines. Interested residents are encouraged to call for complete program details.

The CSBG program provides emergency assistance to eligible individuals or families that have experienced unforeseen hardships that are not self-inflicted such as: significant reduction in hours worked; unpaid medical leave, layoff due to lack of work; or othercircumstances approved through a CSBG assessment. Contact Community Services for initial phone assessment. Appointments are scheduled to further assess need, if necessary.

Services include, but are not limited to:  

  • Rent and Mortgage Assistance: Must be at least 30 days in arrears and no more than 2 months in arrearage. Bond for deed contract /agreement and Section 8 or public housing will not be eligible.
  • Dental and Prescription Assistance: Provide access to quality dental assistance for eligible persons without or limited health insurance coverage. The medical assistance may include dental care, denture assistance and prescription assistance.
  • Hot Water Heater Repair or Replacement
  • Scholarships
  • Food

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Current Illinois Driver’s License or state I.D.
  • Social security Cards for all household members
  • 30-day income for all household members
  • Proof of residency: Current lease and occupancy permit, warranty deed or mortgage statement
  • Proof of hardship must be provided
  • Other documentation will be required

Eligibility for the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) program is based on the Federal Poverty Income Guidelines (200% 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 or 618-825-3277 (Monday through Friday - 8:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.)          

2022 CSBG 30-Day Gross income guidelines




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For families with more than 8 persons,



Weatherization Program

The Weatherization Program provides low-income families with a grant for labor, materials, and installation needed to weatherize their home, or to make furnace repairs or replacement. For more information call Lian Field at 825-3251 ( or Nancy Wilson at 825-3276 ( The Weatherization Program is NOT currently accepting names for the waiting list. 


Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

Program Year 2024 (October 2, 2023 – August 15, 2024, or until funding is exhausted)

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, administered by St. Clair County Intergovernmental Grants Department, assists eligible households pay for winter energy services by providing a one-time benefit to be used for energy bills.

The benefit amount available is determined by income, household size and heat type.  An overdue bill or disconnect notice is not required for participation in the program. 

Reconnection assistance may be available as part of the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program if the household is disconnected from an energy source needed for heating and/or a delivered-fuel supplier has refused to deliver and the tank contains 25% or less, or when disconnection of heat or secondary energy source is an imminent threat.

  • Beginning October 2, 2023, the following groups may apply:
                      - Seniors age 60 or older
                      - Households with a disabled household member
                      - Households with a child(ren) 5 years of age and under


  • Beginning November 1, 2023, the following group may apply:

                  - Households with disconnected service or pending disconnect notice


  • Beginning December 1, 2023, all eligible households may apply.

Income Guideline Graph

  • Customers may call (618)257-9246 Monday – Friday from 9:00am – 4:00 pm to request a mailed application.
  • Applications are available for pickup in our lobby entrance at 19 Public Square, Belleville, IL, 62220 during business hours.

Printable Application



2016 Community Action Plan
Community Services
Intergovernmental Grants
Date Modified
2016 LIHEAP Press Release
Community Services
Intergovernmental Grants
Date Modified
2017 LIHEAP Press Release 8-15-16
Community Services
Intergovernmental Grants
Date Modified
FY CoC Application
Community Services
Intergovernmental Grants
Date Modified
LIHEAP 2016-2017 Program
Community Services
Intergovernmental Grants
Date Modified