The Tri-County Opportunities Council will be accepting proposals from contractors interested in participating in the Illinois Home Weatherization Assistance Program during the period of July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016. Tri-County Opportunities Council will conduct an informational meeting on June 1st at 9:00 a.m. for interested HVAC contractors and at 2:00 p.m. for interested structural contractors.  The informational meeting will be held at the Tri-County Opportunities Council office, 405 Emmons Ave. Rock Falls, Illinois 61071.

All Contractors interested in submitting a proposal must call our office at 1-800-323-5434 ext-12 by 4:30 p.m.  on May 29th, 2015  to register their company name.  The purpose of this meeting is to explain the Illinois Home Weatherization Assistance Program and to disseminate bid packets to be completed by the contractor.  All contractors who attend will be given a contractor pre-qualification application, labor specification list, and a bid package.  All bids are due by 4:30 p.m. on June 23rd, 2015 at the Tri-County Opportunities Council office located at, 405 Emmons Ave. Rock Falls, Illinois.  Proposals will be evaluated, scored and the contract will be awarded to the contractor whose proposal is most advantageous for the Illinois Home Weatherization Assistance Program and Tri-County Opportunities Council

Examples of procedures are installation of weather-stripping, caulking, insulation, windows and door repair/replacement, furnace retrofit, repair/replacement, water heater replacement, and minor structural repairs. Further details will be provided at the meeting.  Please remember to call 1-800-323-5434 ext-12 and let us know if you will attend the meeting.

Tri-County Opportunities Council is an equal opportunity employer, small, minority, and women owned businesses are encouraged.


Tri-County Opportunities Council is now accepting bids for weatherization material to be used for the weatherization of approximately 100 homes during a one-year period beginning July 1, 2015 and concluding June 30, 2016.  All bids must be submitted using the Tri-County Opportunities Council bid packet and must be marked “SEALED BID”.  Bid packets will be issued to any vendor who requests one in writing or request by phone from Tri-County Opportunities Council The request should be sent to Tri-County Opportunities Council, 405 Emmons Ave or by phoning 1-800-323-5434 ext.12. All requests for bid packets must be received in the Tri-County Opportunities Council office no later than 4:30 p.m. on June 1st 2015

All bid packets must be completed and returned to the Tri-County Opportunities Council office no later than June 23rd, 2015 at 4:30 p.m. A public bid opening will be held on June 24th at Tri-County Opportunities Council, 405 Emmons Ave at 10:00 a.m. The selection of successful bidders will be made on or before July 10th, 2015. All bidders will have until 4:30 p.m. July16th , 2015 to protest selections. Contract will be awarded at 10:00 a.m.  

Tri-County Opportunities Council reserves the right to reject any or all proposals, or to accept any proposal or part of a proposal which in its judgment will be in the best interest of the program and/or agency.

Tri-County Opportunities Council is an equal opportunity employer, small, minority, and women owned businesses are encouraged.


St. Matthew's Lutheran Church

Home Repair Program

Available to Bureau County Residents within a 30-minute drive to Princeton Elementary Logan Junior High School


- Elderly, Low-Income, Disabled Family

- Must own home (if renting must have signed approval from landlord)

- Completion of application

- Allow 4-5 youth and 1 adult to complete the work on your home

Work to be completed the week of June 19 - June 25, 2016

Application for Home Repair must be completed and returned to:

St. Matthews Lutheran Church

Attention: Linda Berry

416 Dover Road

Princeton, IL 61356

Application deadline is 11/30/2015

For more information and an application, click on the links below:




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On May 18, 1965, Tri-County Opportunities Council was incorporated as a not-for-profit corporation in the State of Illinois for the following purposes....

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The Tri-County Opportunities Council (TCOC), Community Action Agency, was organized and incorporated in 1965 by a group of interested citizens from Lee, Ogle, and Whiteside Counties for the purposes of investigating the frequency, location, character and cause of poverty; and coordinating efforts to prevent, alleviate and eliminate poverty through the cooperation of public agencies, private organizations, business, industry and interested individuals.

  • To strengthen and enable low-income people to become self-sufficient through the attaining of necessary skills, knowledge, motivations and opportunities.
  • To better organize a wide range of services related to the needs of low-income people in Bureau, Carroll, LaSalle, Lee, Marshall, Ogle, Putnam, Stark and Whiteside Counties by utilization of innovative approaches and new types of services in attacking the causes of poverty including the support of self-help groups and cooperative efforts of low-income people.
  • To encourage participation of low-income people in the planning, development and implementation of programs and projects and in the decision making processes of governmental entities affecting their lives.
  • To strenghthen the capabilities of the CAA's community for planning and coordinating federal, state, local and private assistance related to the elimination of poverty by broadening the resource base of programs to include public officials, private organizations, individuals, business and industry.
 Serving the 9 Counties of Bureau, Carroll, LaSalle, Lee, Marshall, Ogle, Putnam, Stark, and Whiteside Illinois


Community Action Agency


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Serving the Nine Counties in Illinois