DeKalb County Senior Tax Levy

 

In April 1997 the voters of the County of DeKalb passed a resolution to assess a tax of up to .025% of the county's assessed property value for the provision of social services for DeKalb County elderly residents. The resulting funds would be collected and distributed by the DeKalb County Board. The resulting funds would be collected and distributed by the DeKalb County Board. The DeKalb County Community Action Department was selected by the County Board to administer these funds.lso, DCCA networks with various social service agencies, community groups, and businesses in the County to better serve the poverty population in DeKalb County.  Please contact us with any questions, comments and concerns you may have so we can better serve the low-income citizens of DeKalb County.

 

 

Request for bids are available beginning in January for the following fiscal year beginning July 1. The requests for bids are due late February.  The DeKalb County Health and Human Services committee makes their allocation recommendations to the County Board in May.  For more information regarding this tax, please contact Deanna Cada at (815) 899-4960 or send her an e-mail.

 

 

Agencies who provide services to DeKalb County seniors to help prevent their premature institutionalization may apply for this funding.

 

 

The FY 2019 Request for Bids Application period has ended.  Check back January 2019 for FY 2020 information.

 

 

FY 2019

Allocations

 

 

Agency                                                Program                                                                                FY 2019 Award

 

Barb City Manor

 

Elder Care Services

 

 

Family Service Agency

 

Fox Valley Older Adult Services

 

Hope Haven

 

Kishwaukee Family YMCA

 

Opportunity House

 

 

Prairie State Legal Services

 

Voluntary Action Center

Affordable Housing

 

Elder Abuse, Neglect, & Financial Exploitation

Investigation and Care Coordination

 

Promoting Wellness and Independence

 

Adult Day Service, and Home Services

 

Case Management

 

Senior Focused Exercise Classes

 

Activities and Support to Seniors with Disabilities in Developmental Training

 

Legal Services

 

Meals & Rides

Total:

$10,000

 

$60,500

 

 

$56,500

 

$59,000

 

$15,000

 

$1,500

 

$25,000

 

 

$3,000

 

$175,500

$406,000