East Central Illinois Community Action Agency, Inc.
LocationEast Central Illinois Community Action Agency, Inc.
56 N. Vermilion Street
P.O. Box 1335
Danville, IL 61832
Mailing AddressATTENTION: Dwight A. Lucas, CCAP
East Central Illinois Community Action Agency
56 N. Vermilion Street
P.O. Box 1335
Danville, IL 61832
Telephone Numbers and Contact informationPhone: (217) 443-2705 Service, Intake, & Administration
Fax: (217) 442-4952 Web Page: None Listed
Email: None Listed
Operating Agency: East Central Illinois Community Action Agency, Inc. (Private, Nonprofit )
Person In Charge: Chief Executive Officer : Dwight A. Lucas, CCAP
Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30 AM-4:30 PM Summer Hours: 7:00 AM-3:30 PM
Eligibility: Each program has different criteria.
Intake Process: Call the office for intake. Revolving loan: interested parties must file an application with the Small Business Development Center
Service Area: Ford, Iroquois & Vermilion Counties
Handicap Accessibility: Full Wheelchair Access,
The following programs are sponsored or administered by Community Action: HEAD START: Head Start provides comprehensive educational and socialization services to families with children age birth to five and pregnant women in addition to health, dental, nutritional, mental health, and developmental screenings and interventions services. Families with mentally or physically challenged children are exempt from the program's income provisions. Services are delivered to children in 19 classrooms at 11 locations throughout our service area. Weekly Home-based services are provided in Vermilion County for families with children age birth to three and for those families who reside in rural Iroquois and Ford County and twice monthly the children receive services in a classroom setting. Door to door transportation is provided when needed. * 501 children received early childhood education services and comprehensive health screenings, and dental care. * Provide Head Start families with mandated training's, resources and services that enhance parenting skills. * Ensue that 10% of our enrollment is children with special needs. * Ensure that the more the 200 children who will transition into Kindergarten are educationally and socially prepared. LOW-INCOME HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (LIHEAP) This energy assistance program provides a one-time payment to the energy provider for eligible households to help defray a portion of their winter heating costs. Emergency funding is available to reconnect families disconnected from their power sources. Limited funding through this grant is also available to repair or replace inoperable furnaces. COMMUNITY SERVICE BLOCK GRANT (CSBG): The Community Services Block Grant is appropriated Federal and State funding disbursed through the Illinois Department of Commerce and Community Affairs to provide a wide range of services to address the needs of families and individuals with low income to ameliorate the causes and conditions of poverty. These funds allows the development of flexible work programs that provide educational, economical development, youth recreation, health and emergency services for area residents with low income. * Provide the necessary monetary or referral resources to assist income eligible families in overcoming crises and improving their lives. * Assist young people in their pursuit of post-secondary education with financial and supportive services. * Ensure that families with low incomes achieve their potential by strengthening family and other supportive systems. * Assist families in becoming more self-sufficient. * Assist aged persons maintain an independent living situation. * Increase youth involvement in personal or social development activities. EDUCATIONAL TALENT SEARCH: The Educational Talent Search Program is an academic information and assistance to youth between the ages of 11 and 27 years old to encourage them to finish high school or attain a GED and to enroll in college. School based services are offered including tutoring, study skill development, college admissions and financial aid application assistance. This program targets individuals with low income and who are first-generation college students. * Approximately 675 students received encouragement, motivation, and other services to encourage them to pursue a college education. * Ensure priority is given to first-generation college students. * Offer GED classes. ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND COMMUNITY AFFAIRS: Weatherization services help families with low income make upgrades to their heating plants, and implements energy conservation measures to help the household save on winter heating cost. Families must meet income guidelines and must also be homeowners. Services involve furnace repair or replacement, insulation and other energy saving measures designed to help families save 20% or more on their heating cost each year. * Ensure grant specified number of homes successfully receives Weatherization services promoting a reduction in the family's winter cost. * Ensure the Intake process is completed it its entirety and that all requisite grant documentation and verifications are supplied. * Ensure priority is given to the elderly and persons with disabilities. * Guarantee all production schedules and inspection deadlines are adhered to and met in the allotted time frame.