Downers Grove Township

Financial Assistance Programs

General Assistance is a state-mandated program. The program provides a monthly grant to any single adult with no income who is seeking employment or has a pending Social Security Disability application. This program is designed for people who have no income. Our caseworkers are able to further discuss specific program criteria and to schedule an appointment. If you are in need of services contact us to setup an appointment.

Assistance Programs

Emergency Assistance‚Äč

Emergency Assistance is for Township residents who meet the income guidelines and have a disconnection notice for gas, electric, or water, and/or a five day notice on rent. EA is administered to households once in a twelve month period with a lifetime maximum of 5 times. Applications are taken at the Township Office by appointment.

Low Income Home Energy Assistance

The primary purpose of the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is to assist eligible households by offsetting the rising cost of home energy through direct financial assistance. For many Illinois households, energy costs place a severe and continuing stress on the family budget. The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program assists eligible households with paying for winter heating services. Eligible households are determined by household size, income, geographic location, and type of fuel used. An overdue bill or disconnect notice is not required. You do not have to own your own home or pay your gas and/or electric bills directly to be eligible for assistance.

Salvation Army

The Downers Grove Township offers The Salvation Army service extension program, which provides emergency assistance for residents of the Village of Downers Grove. You must have a zip code of 60515 or 60516. The goal is to provide supportive assistance to people during crisis situations and to identify other community resources, which may provide additional help. Families may get assistance once in twelve months. Eligibility for aid is generally based on financial income and resources available .After a completed application form is received, eligibility documentation will be required.

General Assistance Contact Form

In order to better serve you, please fill out the Contact Form below, our staff will respond as soon as possible.

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Message, questions or request for the Township.