CSBG Scholarship Program
(For Post-Secondary Education and Vocational Training)
CEDA through our Community Service Block Grant offers scholarships for post-secondary education at an accredited institution of higher education or vocational training in the State of Illinois for the 2013-2014 academic year. *Award must be used for the 2013 fall semester/quarter.
Scholarships range from $500-$3,000 to income-eligible residents of suburban Cook County who demonstrate academic achievement, career potential and educational motivation. Displaced and under employed workers, high school graduates (or equivalent), aspiring to higher education and employment are invited to apply.
Candidates must submit a complete scholarship application with all required documents and provide proof of residency and income eligibility (see chart). Applications will be available on-line April 30, 2013 at www.cedaorg.net. Application deadline is Friday, June 14, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. Additional documentation may be required.
Apply now and make your educational or vocational goals a reality!
CEDA Community Development Fund
The Community Development Fund provides capital, economic development services, financial literacy, and technical assistance to small businesses in Suburban Cook County and the City of Chicago who suffer social and financial obstacles.
Energy Efficiency Community Block Grant [EECBG] Program
Free Commercial Energy Audits Available- Apply Now!
CEDA and AKT Peerless, in partnership with the Cook County Department of Environmental Control, are offering a free ASHRAE Level II Energy Survey and Analysis* to qualified building owners in Cook County. This initiative is funded by the US Department of Energy’s Energy Efficiency Community Block Grant Program.
To qualify, your building must:
- Be located in Cook County, Illinois
- Have at least 5,000 square feet of floor space
- Have available at least one calendar year worth of gas and electric utility bills
- Not have had an energy audit done
- Not have had a significant retrofit in three years.
THE DEADLINE FOR APPLYING IS APRIL 5, 2013
Self-Employment Training Program (SETP)
The Self-Employment Training Program is a three phase program that provides comprehensive training on business start-up skills and assists participants in completing feasibility and business plans.
During Phase 1, participants receive training on business start-up skills and complete a feasibility plan. Topics covered include: Business Concept, Market Analysis, Price and Profitability.
Throughout Phase II, participants develop start-up business plans. Topics covered include: Target Market, Competition and Financials
In Phase III, participants receive one on one mentoring and advanced business plan research training. This phase includes intense business coaching and mentoring by the instructor and outside professionals.
CSBG Income Guidelines
CEDA’s CSBG program serves suburban cook county residents only. Income guidelines are as follows:
CSBG Program Intake Sites
1203 West End Avenue
Chicago Heights, IL 60411
Phone: (708) 754-4575
53 East 154th Street
Harvey, IL 60411
Phone: (708) 339-3610
6141 West Roosevelt Road
Cicero, IL 60804
Phone: (708) 222-3824
2010 Dewey Ave., Lower Level
Evanston, IL 60201
Phone: (847) 328-5166
1300 W. Northwest Highway
Mount Prospect, IL 60056
Phone: (847) 392-2332
3518 West 139th Street
Robbins, IL 60472
Phone: (708) 371-1220
7666 West 63rd Street
Summit, IL 60501
Phone: (708) 458-2736
CSBG Scholarship Program