*NEW Covid-19 Housing Payment Assistance Program


This new program will provide financial assistance up to two months of rent or mortgage (including escrow) for those that have been affected by the Covid-10 pandemic. 


  • Must be within the CSBG 125% Income Guidelines.
  • Must have documentation showing you have been off work/loss of hours by your employer due to a closure of a business or proof from a doctor that you are being quarantined due to the virus.


​Since all TCOC offices are closed to the public, in order to follow the social distancing order, please contact an Outreach Worker by email if you live in the following counties:



Any questions, please call the main office at 1-800-323-5434, or email Neddie at neddie@tcochelps.org


 Serving the 9 Counties of Bureau, Carroll, LaSalle, Lee, Marshall, Ogle, Putnam, Stark, and Whiteside Illinois
FAMILY SIZE   
30-DAY GROSS INCOME
1 Person

$2,127.00

2 Persons
$2,873.00
3 Persons
$3,620.00
4 Persons
$4,367.00
5 Persons
$5,113.00
6 Persons
$5,860.00
7 Persons
$6,607.00
8 Persons
$7,353.00

community services block grant (CSbg)

The Community Services Block Grant provides funding to Community Action Agencies, like Tri-County Opportunities Council to reduce poverty, revitalize low-income communities and to empower low-income families to become self-sufficient.


Program guidelines limit CSBG eligibility to families having incomes at or below 200% of the federal poverty income guidelines.


For a list of all Outreach Offices, locations, phone numbers and hours, please click here.


BUREAU COUNTY FOOD PANTRY
Provides food on an emergency basis to families residing in Bureau County.

DENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
Provides assistance to customers seeking dental assistance to meet their dental needs.

DISASTER SERVICES
Provides direct emergency assistance to customers affected by a disaster beyond their control in order to meet basic needs.

EMERGENCY UTILITY PAYMENT ASSISTANCE
Provides direct utility assistance towards a water/sewer bill to eligible customers who have had an economic hardship to meet basic needs.

EMPLOYMENT SUPPORT PROGRAM
Provides customers with assistance to obtain necessary employment supplies to either begin employment and/or increase career advancement.

FAMILY REWARDS PROGRAM
Provides case management services to help customers stabilize and achieve a higher level of self-sufficiency.

HEALTH ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
Provides assistance to customers seeking health assistance to meet their medical needs.

HOME SAFETY PROGRAM
Provides assistance to homeowners who are in need of home repairs to maintain a safe home.

ID PROGRAM
Provides assistance to customers seeking necessary identification documents in order to improve a level of self-sufficiency.

LITTLE BOTTOMS PROGRAM
Provides financial assistance to eligible families to offset the costs of hygiene assistance to children under the age of 5.

PERSONAL CARE PROGRAM
Provides financial assistance to eligible families to assist with the costs of personal care items to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

PROJECT EMPLOYMENT
Provides customers the opportunity to obtain certification and/or training in order to achieve employment with a living wage or higher.

SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Provides 12 CSBG eligible customers with a scholarship for a post-secondary education at an accredited Illinois institution.

SCHOOL SUPPLY PROGRAM
Provides assistance to purchase school supplies for children to attend school; kindergarten through 12th grade.

SENIOR MEAL PROGRAM
Provides financial assistance and education to eligible seniors, over the age of 55, with a grocery food voucher or Meals on Wheels service in order to meet meal gaps.

TRANSPORTATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
Provides financial assistance to maintain employment, attend college, or to meet basic transportation needs.

YOUTH ENRICHMENT PROGRAM
Provides opportunities for youth to participate in community, school, and family wellness activities. 



2020 Income Eligibility Guidelines 

To view the agency's

community action plan,

click below:

Community Action Plan 2020

TRI-COUNTY OPPORTUNITIES COUNCIL

Community Action Agency

Building Opportunities to Transform Communities

 

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