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Community Services Block Grant Programs (CSBG)

CSBG Scholarship Program

CEDA through our Community Services 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 2015-2016 academic year. *Award must be used for the 2015 fall semester/quarter.

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DEADLINE: FRIDAY, JUNE 12, 2015
For more information contact: csbgscholarship@cedaorg.net

CEDA CSBG works to help stabilize and support families and individuals on a path to self-sufficiency. Services are available in communities across suburban Cook County

CEDA staff can help people find the skills, knowledge, and resources to get through an emergency, or to conquer difficult problems. Through our assessment process, we will help you identify and prioritize the issues that may be holding you back.  Acting as your personal guide and coach, CEDA program specialists will help you establish your step-by-step plan to a more stable future.

CSBG Intake Sites:

North Suburbs

1300 West Northwest Highway
Mount Prospect, IL 60056
847-328-5166 ext. 5416
Fax: (847) 392-2427

2010 Dewey Avenue, Lower Level
Evanston, IL 60201
847-328-5166 ext. 5416
Fax: (847) 328-9262

West Suburbs

6141 West Roosevelt Road
Cicero, IL 60804
708-222-3824 ext. 4831
Fax: (708) 222-0026

7666 West 63rd Street
Summit, Illinois 60501
708-222-3824 ext. 4831
Fax: (708) 458-9532

South Suburbs

1203 West End Avenue
Chicago Heights, Illinois 60411
708-371-1220 ext. 3057
Fax: (708) 754-4595

3518 West 139th Street
Robbins, IL 60472-2002
708-371-1220 ext. 3057
Fax: (708) 371-1522

53 East 154th Street
Harvey, IL 60426-3645
708-371-1220 ext. 3057
Fax: (708) 331-4670

Programs and Services

  • Auto Repair Assistance

    CSBG case management participants may apply for financial assistance for limited auto repair needs to alleviate barriers to employment, education/training or health maintenance. Payment is made directly to CSBG auto repair providers and a client contribution is required.

  • Dental Care Assistance

    CSBG case management participants may apply for financial assistance to address dental issues to alleviate barriers to employment, education/training nutrition and/or health maintenance. Payment is made directly to CSBG approved dental care providers and a client contribution is required.
  • Employment Pilot Program

    Provide job skills enhancements for unemployed CSBG eligible participants through the services and expertise of a contracted employment service provider.  The motivated participant may get placement and support leading to permanent employment.
  • Family Nutrition

    To address food deserts in areas of Cook County 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 www.chicagosfoodbank.org

  • Financial Literacy

    Through our partner Ladder Up, CEDA provides financial literacy  education to CSBG-eligible individuals to help  them better manage their resources by increasing knowledge in budget preparation and management, credit repair, establishing savings plans, etc.

  • Nutrition Education

    Workshops focused on nutrition education and obesity prevention will help families make healthy choices within their food budget, and choose active lifestyles.  Workshops are through a partnership with University of Illinois Cooperative Extension.

  • Scholarship Program

    CEDA through our Community Services 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 2015-2016 academic year. *Award must be used for the 2015 fall semester/quarter.

  • Trade Skills Program

    CEDA CSBG* Trade Skills Program provides financial assistance for trade skills training to income-eligible residents of suburban Cook County who are already enrolled or planning to attend accredited certified vocational training schools in Illinois.

  • Vision Care Assistance

    CSBG case management participants may apply for financial assistance for eye exams and glasses to alleviate barriers to employment, education/training or health maintenance. Eye exams and eye glass services must be performed by a CSBG approved eye care provider. Payment is made directly to the provider and a client contribution is required.

  • Water Bill Assistance

    CSBG case management participants, who meet program criteria may apply for financial assistance with delinquent water bill, to prevent service interruptions and alleviate barriers to employment, education/training or health maintenance. Payment is made directly to the provider and a client contribution is required.

Program Eligibility:

2015 INCOME GUIDELINES
  Gross Income
Size of Household 3-Months Annual
1 $3,678.13 $14,712.50
2 $4,978.13 $19,912.50
3 $6,278.13 $25,112.50
4 $7,578.13 $30,312.50
5 $8,878.13 $35,512.50
6 $10,178.13 $40,712.50
7 $11,478.13 $45,912.50
8 $12,778.13 $51,112.50
Each Additional Add: $1,300 $5,200

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, state ID, passport, or Matricula
  • Social Security card for each member of household
  • Proof of income for the previous 3 months prior to intake date (for all household members 18 years of age and older)
  • Lease or Utility bill as proof of residence if ID does not match current address.
  • SNAP/TANF award letter if applicable.