Financial Assistance

The township's low-income relief program is called General Assistance and provides financial support to those experiencing hardship. We also have an Emergency Assistance Program for those in more immediate need. Our team will help identify which program is right for you.

General Assistance

Emergency Assistance

Our Approach

We strive to look at your case holistically, which means that we will also be able to make recommendations and referrals to our partner agencies if they can offer additional support or assist with utility relief programs.

How to Get Started

If you have printer access, you can fill out the application below and then PRINT and SIGN IT.

If you don't have access to a printer, please call us to have an application mailed to you.

We're just a phone call away if you need help or have questions.

Application Process

If you are in need of financial assistance, we’re here to serve you. Our caseworkers are happy to help guide you through the assistance process every step of the way.

Complete Application

Fill out Application Part 1 and Print when complete OR Print and Fill out in pen.


Print Application Part 2 and Fill out in pen.

Remember to SIGN application.


Gather Verification

List Items

Review and gather all items on the verification list that apply to you.

Verification List

Bringing all these items to your appointment will expedite the processing of your application.

Call for an Appointment

Now that you have completed and signed your application and gathered the items on your verification list, call us to set up your appointment.

Appointment Scheduling: 815-758-8282

Please call us at 815-758-8282 if you have any questions or need assistance.

(Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 4:30 pm)

Frequently Asked Questions

DeKalb Township also processes applications for the following Townships through intergovernmental agreements:

Afton Township – Supervisor Randall Bourdages
Clinton Township – Supervisor Mary Ann Erickson
Cortland Township – Supervisor Danee Walker
DeKalb Township – Supervisor Mary Hess
Franklin Township – Supervisor Vincent Kilcullen
Genoa Township – Supervisor Jim Hanson
Kingston Township – Supervisor Ken Peterson
Malta Township – Supervisor Thomas H. Plote
Magnolia Township – Supervisor Megan Tarr

Mayfield Township – Supervisor Dale Sanderson
Pierce Township – Supervisor Dan Carson II
Sandwich Township – Supervisor Garry Miller
Shabbona Township – Supervisor James Johnson
Somonauk Township – Supervisor Norm Rogers
South Grove Township – Supervisor Barbara Koehnke
Squaw Grove Township – Supervisor George Bullard
Sycamore Township – Supervisor Amy Mathey
Victor Township – Supervisor Mary Kohler