Community Service Block Grant
Community Service Block Grant (CSBG) funds are used to develop programs and services designed especially to meet local needs. The following are the programs offered by Will County Center for Community Concerns.
The Housing Counseling Program provides counseling to homeowners and/or potential homeowners
in areas such as Pre-purchase / Homebuyers Education, Mortgage Default / Foreclosure Prevention, Pre-Foreclosure Sale
Options, Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM). HUD approved.
The Employment Support Program assists eligible customers with such items as daycare cost,
transportation and work supplies that enable them to obtain/maintain employment.
Prescription Drug Assistance
The Prescription Drug Assistance Program issues vouchers for prescribed medications to
eligible customers for use at participating pharmacies.
CSBG Scholarship Program
The CSBG Scholarship Program awards scholarships each year to low-income and disadvantaged students of high academic achievement or potential. Students must be enrolled or enrolling in an accredited institute of higher education in the state of Illinois.
Family and Community Development
Key staff members, who are certified as Family and Community Development Specialists,
provide intensive case management to promote self-sufficiency in the family. Together the case manager and family
formulate goals and steps needed to achieve these goals.
Clients are informed of and referred to other County resources which are available to assist them in becoming more self-sufficient.
Financial Literacy Program
The Financial Literacy Program is designed to educate participants on budgeting, money management, insurances, identity theft, credit and much more.
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to people
who generally make $53,000 or less, persons with disabilities, the elderly and limited
English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns.
IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic
filing to qualified individuals. This service is only by appointment during the tax filing
season (late January through mid-April). Call our main number to schedule an
appointment after the beginning of the tax filing season.
Veterans Dental Assistance
The focus of this program is to assist veterans with dental care that is not 100% covered
through their veteran benefits.
Please fill out and submit an Information Request form to be contacted about any these services or call us at: 815.722.0722 to request further information.