Township Financial Assistance

Normal Township offers two ongoing financial assistance programs for Normal residents: General Assistance and Emergency Assistance.

General Assistance

General Assistance is a locally supported program which provides up to $319 in monthly financial assistance to persons who do not have adequate income or resources to provide for their basic needs. To qualify, the individual must meet certain financial and residential criteria and not be eligible for any other state or federal cash assistance programs. This program is designed for individuals 18 and over who do not have minor children in the household and who have lost their income and need help while looking for employment or pursuing a disability decision.

Emergency Assistance Program

Applicants who do not qualify for General Assistance may still qualify for Emergency Assistance on rent or utilities. Emergency assistance is for residents who have:

  • Minor children in the household
  • A five-day notice or eviction notice from the landlord or a current disconnect notice from a utility
  • Household income at or below 100% poverty for the area

This assistance is available only once in a 12-month period. Households receiving TANF or SSI are not eligible due to state regulations.

Please call our office at (309)452-2060 to learn more about these programs, check the status of your application, and make an appointment.