Capital Township
Springfield, Illinois
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Capital Township General Assistance Office

Department of Public Health and Community Services

2833 South Grand Avenue East, Springfield, Illinois

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m Closed on County Holidays.

Contact us at: 217-525-1736 or townshipgeneralassistance@co.sangamon.il.us

PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.

Covid-19 GUIDELINES

Masks and social distancing are required when visiting our office.

Options are available for those who are ill and unable to visit the office in person.

Assistance Brochure

The following assistance programs are available to residents of Capital Township who meet program criteria.

Rental Assistance

Assistance is available for Capital Township residents to prevent eviction for nonpayment of rent or the first month's rent, if the applicant meets program requirements.  Eligible clients may receive assistance every two years. Applicant may be eligible for a $300.00 grant. Applicant with children may be eligible for a $400.00 grant.

Application Requirements

  • Eviction Notice
  • Ongoing income within the last 60 days
  • ID for all the adults (18 and over)
  • Social Security cards for everyone in the home
  • Current lease or statement from landlord dated in the last 30 days
  • Most current CWLP bill  
  • Section 8 adjustment letter 

Utility Assistance

Assistance is available for Capital Township residents to prevent disconnection for nonpayment, if the applicant meets program requirements. Eligible clients may receive assistance every two years. Applicant may be eligible for a $300.00 grant. Applicant with children may be eligible for a $400.00 grant, if service has been disconnected.

Application Requirements

  • Utility disconnect bill
  • Ongoing income within the last 30 days
  • ID for all the adults (18 and over)
  • Social Security cards for everyone in the home
  • Current lease or statement from landlord dated in the last 30 days

Workfare

Workfare assistance is available for Capital Township residents. Participants will gain valuable workplace experience and learn a tangible skill while earning a paycheck. Eligible participants may work 70 hours per month for a period of 9 months.

Application Requirements

  • Single adult
  • Ages 18-62
  • No minor children residing in household
  • Legal resident of the United States
  • No income, no Social Security, and no Unemployment benefits.
  • No applications pending with Social Security, Unemployment, Veterans, etc.

Items required at interview

  • Photo I.D.
  • Social Security Card
  • Proof of address - can be one of the following:
    1. Mail postmarked within last 30 days.
    2. Letter from the shelter stating how long you have been a resident.

Transitional Assistance

Assistance is available for Capital Township residents who are unable to work due to a serious injury, surgery or a serious medical condition. Benefits are to assist with everyday living expenses.

Application Requirements

  • Single adult
  • Ages 18-62
  • No minor children residing in household
  • Legal resident of the United States
  • No income, no Social Security, and no Unemployment benefits
  • Pending application with Social Security.

Employment Transportation

SMTD buspasses are available for Capital Township residents working outside of their home. Passes are available for a six month period.

Application Requirements

  • ID
  • Social Security card
  • Legal resident of the United States
  • Post marked mail within the last 30 days
  • Income for the last 30 days or an employment verification letter

 

 

For information or to verify eligibility, please call the office at 217-525-1736