Resident Services – Avon Township, Illinois
Avon Township Grant Application – Avon Township strives to meet the needs of residents in the areas of General Assistance, Tax Assessment and Unincorporated Roads and Bridges; in ways that are positive, economical and respectful. Financial, emergency, food, transportation referrals and services are provided; with emphasis on senior, disabled and youth residents. Please submit complete application at least 45 days before grant is needed. Click here for our Grant Application.
Benefit Access (formerly Circuit Breaker) – Benefit Access is a program available through the Illinois Department of Aging for seniors and disabled. This program may help with a license plate discount. If you qualify for this program, you are eligible for a RTA / METRA Free Ride Pass. You have to apply online for this program. Our staff will assist with filling out the application by appointment only. For more information, please visit the program’s webpage.
ComEd CARE Assistance Program – ComEd offers a range of financial assistance programs to help qualified customers with paying their electric bills, and the company supports energy-assistance programs that help those in need. For the latest information on these programs, visit the program’s webpage.
Community Rooms – The Township’s Administration Center has a community room which can be used for scouting groups, clubs and other non-profit groups at no charge. Space is limited and we encourage you to stop by and view the dimensions.
Copy & FAX – We will make copies (up to 50 pages) at no charge for any township resident. We can also provide FAX service (up to 25 pages) at no charge to township residents
Diaper Bank – Avon Township is a member of the Diaper Bank Partnership of Lake County. This service can provide 30 diapers / month (adult and child) to residents in need.
Emergency Assistance – Emergency Assistance is an assistance program that helps residents alleviate a life-threatening circumstance or to assist in self-sufficiency. Some circumstances may include eviction or past due rent or mortgage, utility disconnection, or prescription assistance. Applicant must be a township resident and meet the guidelines set forth by the Township Supervisor.
Food Pantry – See Community Links
General Assistance – General Assistance is a monthly assistance program that assists with living expenses and may include medical assistance. Applicant must be a township resident and meet the guidelines set forth by The Township Officials of Illinois.
Handicapped Parking Placard Applications – Applications to receive a permanent or temporary handicapped parking placard are available at the township office. You can bring your completed application to our office. To find out more, go to http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/services/persons_with_disabilities/disabilities.html.
Illinois Department of Human Services Programs – There is a new application to apply for Medicaid, SNAP (food stamps) and Cash Assistance. Find it online at www.abe.illinois.gov. We have paper applications available in English and Spanish at our office and will fax it for you.
Lake County Prescription Discount Card – This prescription card is for individuals without any prescription coverage or for medicine that your current plan will not cover. It is available to any Lake County resident and free of charge. For more information, please visit the program’s webpage.
Lending Closet – Medical equipment to lend to our Avon Township residents: walkers, crutches, canes, wheelchairs, toilet risers, shower chairs are available. We will loan out (when available) equipment for 90 days at no charge to you. Please call 847.546.1446 to check availability.
LIHEAP – Low Income Heating Assistance Program is an annual assistance program that helps with the high cost of winter heating.You must meet the income guidelines.
Mosquito Control & Abatement – The township has contracted with Clarke Mosquito Control to provide mosquito control and abatement in 2016.