OUTREACH SERVICES
Assessments, information, short-term case management and advocacy, and referral services to eligible customers.

PROJECT EMPLOYMENT

Provides funds for enrollment in a certification program and assist customers with employment counseling, job-readiness, and interview skills by participating in case management. 


SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Provides scholarships to eligible students enrolled in college so that they may further their education.

HOME SAFETY PROGRAM
Provides eligible homeowners with assistance with minor home repairs, to maintain a safe home and remain stably housed.

FAMILY REWARDS PROGRAM
Provides the opportunity for families to promote self-improvement, family stability, employment, and savings. Families who participate in this program are rewarded for the steps they take to reach their goals.

YOUTH ENRICHMENT PROGRAM
Provides opportunities for eligible youth to participate in community, school and family wellness activities in order to assist in making smarter life choices, building skills, and developing values and relationships that will lead to positive behaviors later in life.

INTENSIVE CASE MANAGEMENT
Offers the family/individual the opportunity to reach self-sufficiency by providing intensive case management to a comprehensive range of services.


HEALTH ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
Provides case management to those seeking health and/or dental assistance.


EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE
Provides direct emergency assistance to meet basic needs. Must provide a current (within 30 days) financial crisis that has caused the need for assistance.


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

2017 Income Eligibility Guidelines 

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.


 Serving the 9 Counties of Bureau, Carroll, LaSalle, Lee, Marshall, Ogle, Putnam, Stark, and Whiteside Illinois

To view the agency's

community action plan,

click below:

Community Action Plan 2017

To Make an Appointment with a Community Outreach Specialist, Contact:

 
Bureau County
815-875-6064

Carroll County
815-273-2240

LaSalle County
LaSalle – 815-224-0028

                 815-224-3939
Ottawa/Streator – 815-590-7224

Lee County
815-625-9323
  815-625-9424  

         
Marshall County
309-525-0160
 
Ogle County
815-562-5838
 
Putnam County
309-525-0160
 
Stark County
309-525-0160
 
Whiteside County
815-625-9323
815-625-9424
 

programs

FAMILY SIZE   
90-DAY INCOME
1 Person
$3,768.75
2 Persons
$5,075.00
3 Persons
$6,381.25
4 Persons
$7,687.50
5 Persons
$8,993.75
6 Persons
$10,300.00
7 Persons
$11,606.25
8 Persons
$12,912.50

community services block grant (CSbg)

TRI-COUNTY OPPORTUNITIES COUNCIL

Community Action Agency