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555 North Court Street Rockford, IL 61103

(844) 710-6919

Fax: (815) 987-8046

E-mail: Human Services Department

The Rockford/ Boone/Winnebago Continuum of Care will be submitting an application for homeless funding from HUD on February 3, 2014.  Attached is the information of Project Rankings. 

Project Rankings


Community Services

Community Services is comprised of four service components which implement and coordinate comprehensive anti-poverty programs utilizing available community resources. The primary goal is to promote self-help activities and encourage self-sufficiency among low income citizens.

Service Components:

    • Housing Programs including Homeless Prevention Program, Single Point of Entry for the Homeless (SPOE), and assistance to the HUD Continuum of Care/Rock River Homeless Coalition.

                    The Rock River Homeless Coalition, in partnership with the City of

                    Rockford Community Action Agency, is accepting proposals for

                    permanent supportive housing or rapid re-housing projects that

                    address homelessness in Winnebago and Boone Counties.  

                    Funding is through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban

                    Development (HUD) Continuum of Care (CoC) grant program.  

                    Submission deadline is October 7, 2015.  2015 HUD CoC RFP

    • Community Health & Prevention including Drug Free, Social Norms, Summer Food, Rockford Alcohol Free Teens (RAFT), and Beverage Alcohol Sellers Servers Education Training (BASSET)
    • Community Action Programs including Energy Assistance (LIHEAP), Neighborhood Network, Emergency Assistance, Community Engagement, and Information and Referral

                           LIHEAP Information

    • Weatherization including Client Education, Home Energy Evaluation, and Weatherization Programs
    • Scholarship Program provides scholarships (average award $1000) to low-income students who are enrolled/enrolling in an accredited Illinois post secondary school or training program.  Applications are now available for applicants with household income below 125% of the federal poverty level, reside in Winnebago or Boone County, and plan on attending a post secondary accredited school or training program located in Illinois for fall semester. 2016 Scholarship Flyer 2016 Scholarship Application



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