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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




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






















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