Community Service Block Grant (CSBG)
The Community Service Block Grant (CSBG) provides core funding to Community Action Agencies throughout the United States. WADI receives CSBG funding through the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO). WADI provides a variety of CSBG services designed to meet the needs of the most vulnerable population. WADI is dedicated to improving the quality of life by empowering families to attain stability. CSBG Services are listed below:
One $1150 award is given per county. Only students attending an Illinois College or University on a full-time basis are eligible. Applications are taken January through April of each year. Click Here to view the CSBG Scholarship Application. Click HERE for Scholarship Application 2020.
One time per year assistance may be given in the areas of rental assistance, disaster relief, gasoline, utility (water/sewage/trash only), and uniforms assistance.
Eligible households may receive emergency food one time per month. USDA commodities may also be distributed through the food pantries. Emergency food pantries are provided in Edwards, Hamilton, Wabash, and Wayne Counties. Contact the local agency for days and times.
CSBG Work Experience Project
6 month program
Hire 6 positions, working 24 hours per week, working 3 eight hour days (flexible schedule if needed).
Must be CSBG eligible; meet 125% of the federal poverty level to qualify.
A CSBG intake must be completed.
All household members and income must be counted.
The WADI Employment Application should be used for each interested applicant.
Available to provide necessary work clothing required to keep or obtain a job such as steel toe boots, nursing scrubs, uniforms, etc. Computers are available for public use to do resumes, job search, filling out online job applications, etc.
Am I eligible for CSBG services? In order to receive CSBG services you must live in WADI’s service area (Edwards, Gallatin, Hamilton, Saline, Wabash, Wayne and White) and your past 90 day's income must be under the 125% of the federal poverty guidelines. Contact your WADI office to see if income guidelines have changed.