Champaign County Regional Planning Commission

RPC Early Childhood Director Joins National Task Force Focused on Universal Access to High-Quality Early Childhood Education

RPC Early Childhood Division Director Brandi Granse is bringing her decades of experience to a group devoted to putting children and families from low-income backgrounds on the path to lifelong success.

RPC Early Childhood Director Joins National Task Force Focused on Universal Access to High-Quality Early Childhood Education

Annual Count of Champaign County Homeless Continues Crucial Work Being Done by Local Consortium on Behalf of Community

Champaign County Continuum of Service Providers to the Homeless conducts 2023 Point-in-Time count.

Annual Count of Champaign County Homeless Continues Crucial Work Being Done by Local Consortium on Behalf of Community

RPC Introduces One-of-its-Kind Vehicle for Delivery of LIHEAP Services in Champaign County

The vehicle is equipped with four workstations, computers, and a speaker/sound system. It will help RPC staff conduct outreach and intake for LIHEAP in Champaign County communities and neighborhoods that are hard to serve and have had low program participation.

RPC Introduces One-of-its-Kind Vehicle for Delivery of LIHEAP Services in Champaign County

A Look Back at the Year in Homeless Services at the RPC

Families in Champaign County were presented with several difficult challenges in 2022. The development of adequate coping strategies became even more important than in the past for clients and RPC case managers alike as they navigated the aftermath of a global pandemic.

A Look Back at the Year in Homeless Services at the RPC

Support from the RPC’s Workforce Development Program Helps East Central Illinois Address Worker Shortage in 2022

New annual report details steps taken by the program to help job seekers and employers in the area weather the effects of the pandemic.

Support from the RPC’s Workforce Development Program Helps East Central Illinois Address Worker Shortage in 2022

RPC Opening Up Final Round of Emergency Rent Assistance Program to Eligible Champaign County Residents

Starting on Monday, November 21, 2022, the RPC will be accepting up to 200 applications.

RPC Opening Up Final Round of Emergency Rent Assistance Program to Eligible Champaign County Residents

RPC Helps Make Champaign County a Welcoming New Home for Afghan Refugees

Several local organizations, including the RPC, stepped forward to help a group of Afghan refugees gain employment so they could pay their bills and establish lives in our community as they dealt with the trauma of being separated from their families.

RPC Helps Make Champaign County a Welcoming New Home for Afghan Refugees

New Study Shows How Emergency Rental Assistance Program Helped the Most Vulnerable Champaign County Residents During Pandemic

Prior to COVID-19, research has shown that Black and women renters in the United States were the most likely to receive eviction notices. Fortunately, through the Emergency Rental Assistance program (ERA), those renters were the most likely to receive funds from agencies like the RPC during the pandemic.

New Study Shows How Emergency Rental Assistance Program Helped the Most Vulnerable Champaign County Residents During Pandemic

Champaign County Residents Can Begin Scheduling Appointments for LIHEAP Energy Assistance on August 17

Appointments begin on September 1; the RPC is also opening an additional office in Rantoul for appointments to make the program more accessible and convenient for those in the community.

Champaign County Residents Can Begin Scheduling Appointments for LIHEAP Energy Assistance on August 17

New Mobile Workforce Center to Bring the RPC’s Services Directly to Job Seekers in Five-County Area

A new Mobile Workforce Center will allow the RPC’s Workforce Development program to meet directly with job seekers in the five-county area it serves. Workforce Development staff will utilize the vehicle's six-person classroom to talk to people about career pathways in several industries.

New Mobile Workforce Center to Bring the RPC’s Services Directly to Job Seekers in Five-County Area