The Sangamon County Department of Community Resources has received an additional grant from the State of Illinois to help fund rent assistance, employment support, food box programs, and other services to qualified Sangamon County residents in need.
The Community Services Block Grant is designed to provide services that assist low-income people in attaining the skills, knowledge, and motivation necessary to achieve self-sufficiency.
Sangamon County Board Member and Community Resource Committee Chairwoman Linda Fulgenzi said, " We are blessed in Sangamon County with a dedicated Community Resource Staff that goes above and beyond for our most vulnerable." The State has recently honored Sangamon County several times for providing exceptional assistance.
Utility assistance is also available through the Community Resource office. In the last service year, Community Resources provided over $6.5 million dollars in utility assistance to Sangamon county residents. Residents seeking applications or additional information may call 217-535-3120.