To view the agency's

community action plan,

click below:

Community Action Plan 2019

 Serving the 9 Counties of Bureau, Carroll, LaSalle, Lee, Marshall, Ogle, Putnam, Stark, and Whiteside Illinois
ADULT LITERACY PROGRAM
Provides eligible customers the opportunity to gain the required skills to complete Adult Basic Education, GED, or English as a Second Language.

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 4.

OUTREACH SERVICES
Provides comprehensive assessment, information, short-term case management and advocacy to eligible customers.

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 for transportation needs to maintain employment or attend an accredited Illinois post-secondary institution.

TWO GENERATIONS PROGRAM
Provides the opportunities to support individuals into furthering their skills and education in order to break the generational poverty cycle.

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



2018 Income Eligibility Guidelines 

programs

FAMILY SIZE   
90-DAY INCOME
1 Person

$3,794.00

2 Persons
$5,144.00
3 Persons
$6,494.00
4 Persons
$7,844.00
5 Persons
$9,194.00
6 Persons
$10,544.00
7 Persons
$11,894.00
8 Persons
$13,244.00

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 125% of the federal poverty income guidelines.


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


TRI-COUNTY OPPORTUNITIES COUNCIL

Community Action Agency