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The Vernon Township board has voted to increase funding for General Assistance and lower eligibility requirements for Emergency Assistance to township residents due to the economic impacts of COVID-19.
“We recognize the difficult times many of our residents are living through, given the COVID-19 and the subsequent recession,” said Vernon Township Supervisor Jonathan Altenberg. “We hope that these changes can help.”
The availability of one-time Emergency Assistance will change from once every 18 months, to once every 12 months, and income limits will increase to allow more to qualify for Emergency Assistance. Previously, a family of four applying for a $1,000 Emergency Assistance grant would require monthly income under $3342. That threshold has now been raised to $5941.
General Assistance monthly disbursements for qualified residents will increase from $315 to $500 per month.
For more information, go to: http://vernontownship.com/156/Assistance-Services
Vernon Township provides services to residents in all or portions of the villages of Buffalo Grove, Indian Creek, Lincolnshire, Long Grove, Mettawa, Mundelein, Riverwoods, Vernon Hills, the City of Lake Forest, and unincorporated Vernon Township.