Emergency Financial Assistance Program

Effective January 1, 2024

Program Description: The Village of Morton Grove realizes that there are times when residents face financial difficulties that they may not be able to resolve without outside help. The Village will work to assist residents who are experiencing such difficulties with the goal being to provide supportive assistance and to help identify community resources that might provide financial assistance. The financial assistance program of the Village is limited in its capacity and scope and is guided by the following policies:

  • Assistance is provided for Morton Grove residents only but assistance is not guaranteed.
  • Only Morton Grove residents specifically listed on the utility bill or vehicle sticker invoice are eligible for assistance. (Renters may be eligible for assistance. Evaluated on a case-by-case basis).
  • Each household may apply to receive assistance one time, for one bill, every twelve months.
  • Assistance may be provided only for the following Village obligations:
    • The vehicle sticker
    • The water/sewer/garbage bill
  • The maximum amount of assistance each household may receive in a twelve month period is limited and is determined by Village officials.

Applying for Assistance: Each resident must set up an appointment with the Village Social Worker through the Village Administrator’s Office at 847-663-3072 to apply for financial assistance. Village staff will assist the resident in completing the application but the final decision for approval is made by the Finance Director of the Village.

To be eligible for assistance, the resident’s income for the previous 30 days must be no greater than 150% of the Federal Poverty Guideline. The Federal Poverty Guidelines change every year. For 2024, the following limitations for income are:

 Household Size  150% Poverty Level: Yearly  150% Poverty Level: 30 days
 1  $22,590  $1,833
 2  $30,660  $2,555
 3  $38,730  $3,228
 4  $46,800  $3,900
 5  $54,870  $4,573
 6  $62,940  $5,245
 7  $71,010  $5,918
 8  $79,080  $6,590
For each additional person add  $5,380  $448.33

Documentation Needed:

  • Current ID
  • Proof of residency (current lease, mortgage coupon, or real estate tax with the name listed as resident)
  • Income proof for all members of the household for 30 days prior to the date of the application
  • Last year’s income tax (if filed)


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