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Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Programs

The CEDA Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Program announce an update to the 2014 program year.

CSBG Program funds for the 2014 calendar year have been exhausted for ALL direct client assistance programs (Auto Repair, Vision Care, Dental Care and Rental Assistance). No new appointments or applications will be accepted for these programs.

CSBG program staff will continue to work with participants currently enrolled in the short term case management component of the program.


Contact the local CSBG office for possible referral to an alternate resource, if available.

  • 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

Please revisit the website frequently for information concerning program offerings for the 2015 program year.

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 complete two case management sessions and present a verifiable hardship to be eligible for financial assistance services.

CSBG Intake Sites

North Suburbs

1300 West Northwest Highway
Mount Prospect, IL 60056
Office: (847) 392-2332
Fax: (847) 392-2427

2010 Dewey Avenue, Lower Level
Evanston, IL 60201
Office: (847) 328-5166
Fax: (847) 328-9262

West Suburbs

6141 West Roosevelt Road
Cicero, IL 60804
Office: (708) 222-3824
Fax: (708) 222-0026

7666 West 63rd Street
Summit, Illinois 60501
Office: (708) 458-2736
Fax: (708) 458-9532

South Suburbs

1203 West End Avenue
Chicago Heights, Illinois 60411
Office: (708) 754-4575
Fax: (708) 754-4595

3518 West 139th Street
Robbins, IL 60472-2002
Office: (708) 371-1220
Fax: (708) 371-1247

53 East 154th Street
Harvey, IL 60426-3645
Office: (708) 339-3610
Fax: (708) 331-4539

For Additional Locations contact CEDA Toll-free:(800) 571-CEDA (2332)


  • Auto Repair Assistance

    Applicants enrolled in CSBG’s case management program are eligible to apply for financial assistance for limited auto repair needs to remove barriers to maintaining or seeking employment, education/training or health maintenance. Estimates from a CSBG approved auto repair vendor are required to receive financial assistance. Payment is made directly to CSBG approved auto repair vendors.

  • Dental Assistance

    Applicants enrolled in CSBG’s case management program are eligible to apply for financial assistance to address dental issues to remove barriers to maintaining or seeking employment, education/training or health maintenance. Payment is made directly to CSBG approved dental care providers.

  • Family Nutrition

    To address food deserts in the south suburbs, CSBG has partnered with the Greater Chicago Food Depository to purchase and deliver fresh produce twice per month to a variety of sites to distribute to CSBG-eligible families. A site list is available at

  • Housing Counseling/Information and Referral

    CSBG’s Housing Program provides housing counseling and household budgeting to eligible applicants in suburban Cook County to help them maintain or achieve affordable housing. Financial assistance will be provided to applicants who qualify to further assist them in reaching their goals. Applicants must enroll in CSBG’s case management program to receive housing assistance.

  • Scholarship Programs

    CSBG scholarships are awarded to assist CSBG-eligible applicants with post-secondary education at accredited Illinois universities, colleges and vocational schools as a means to increase self-sufficiency. Scholarship applications will be available online beginning in April and must be submitted on time and complete to be considered for an award.

  • Vision Assistance

    CSBG may be able to provide eye exams and glasses for individuals. Here again, the goal of the program is to remove a barrier to employment, education, and self-sufficiency. Services are available only for those who will also be participating in Case Management.

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.