Breadcrumb

  1. DCEO
  2. Community Services
  3. Housing Assistance
  4. Community Services Block Grant

Eligibility

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.