County JFS assists vulnerable households

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In response to COVID-19, Champaign County Department of Job and Family Services (CCDJFS) has revised the Prevention, Retention, Contingency (PRC) plan to assist Champaign County households. The COVID-19 Response Services funds will be issued to TANF eligible households that have lost employment or income as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, while funding is available.

A one-time cash payment of $500 for loss of employment or income due to the COVID-19 pandemic that creates a financial hardship for families to maintain or afford basic needs (food, clothing, shelter, etc.) to TANF eligible families.

TANF eligible Assistance Groups (AG) are:

· Income is at or below 200% Federal Poverty Level (FPL)

· AG must include a minor child, unless they meet non-custodial parent requirements

· Residents of Champaign County, a US citizen or qualified alien

· Does not have a member that has committed fraud

· Not under an OWF or SNAP sanction

Applications are available outside of the CCDJFS lobby from 8:00 am-4:30 pm Monday-Friday and online at Applications may be dropped off at CCDJFS or emailed to

The PRC COVID-19 Application and W-9 must be completed in full. If available, provide verification of loss of employment to avoid application processing delays. All loss of employment will be verified.

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Information from Champaign County Job and Family Services.

Information from Champaign County Job and Family Services.