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Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Programs

Intake, Assessment and Case Management

CEDA Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Programs works to help stabilize and support families and individuals on a path back to self-sufficiency. Services are available in communities across suburban Cook County.

CSBG’s Intake and Assessment process is used to gather applicant information to determine eligibility and to make informed decisions about needed programs and services. This process is also used to screen applicants to determine if they meet the requirements for case management services and to assess the applicant’s readiness to engage in case management. Information from the assessment provides the basis for admission to the case management program and for helping the applicant to develop a Family Action Plan. Approved applicants must sign a Service Agreement and must actively participate in case management sessions. Case Management enrollment is mandatory prior to requesting any Direct Client Assistance Services (i.e. Dental, Auto, Vision) 

Please contact a local CEDA office below to schedule an appointment or for more information.

  • North Region (CEDA Evanston) - 847-328-5166 ext. 5416
  • West Region (CEDA Cicero) - 708-222-3824 ext. 4831
  • South Region (CEDA Robbins)- 708-371-1220 ext. 3057

Effective for the 2015 program year, CEDA will not be able to serve returning customers with assistance for the same program (dental, auto, vision) if they received a voucher for that program last year.

Please revisit the website frequently for information updates concerning 2015 CSBG program offerings

Eligibility Guidelines

Family Size Gross Income
3-Months 1-Year
1 $3,646.88 $14,587.50
2 $4,915.63 $19,662.50
3 $6,184.38 $24,737.50
4 $7,453.13 $29,812.50
5 $8,721.88 $34,887.50
6 $9,990.63 $39,962.50
7 $11,259.38 $45,037.50
8 $12,528.13 $50,112.50
For Each Additional Add: $1,268.75 $5,075.00
  • Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be a resident of Suburban Cook County
  • Must meet income guidelines listed above
  • Must be able to provide documentation of need bills, estimates for service, loss of income, etc.

Required Intake Documents:

  • Driver’s license or state-issued ID; or passport; Matricula also accepted.
  • Social security cards for each person in the household.
  • Proof of income for the previous 3 months prior to intake date (for all household members 18 years and older)
  • Lease or utility bill as proof of residence of ID does not match current address.