Client eligibility for the Illinois Community Services Block Grant program is
based on a "poverty" income threshold that is established and annually adjusted
(for changes in the Consumer Price Index) by the United States Department of
Health and Human Services. In addition to the poverty income eligibility,
citizens whose income is within 125 percent of the poverty threshold are
determined to be "low-income" and are also eligible for CSBG services.
Illinois' CSBG regulations also make provision for CSBG services to citizens
above these income levels who are victims of natural or man-made disasters which
cause swift and temporary poverty. Information on CSBG eligibility provisions
can be obtained by calling your local CAA.