Champaign County Regional Planning Commission

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

Updated Maps Make Health and Safety of Area Elementary and Middle School Students a Priority

Safe Routes to School Maps now available for all public elementary and middle schools in Champaign, Urbana, Savoy, Thomasboro, and, for the first time, Rantoul.

Updated Maps Make Health and Safety of Area Elementary and Middle School Students a Priority

RPC Helps Village of Fisher Secure Funding for Park Upgrades

Through a grant from the state of Illinois, the Village of Fisher in Champaign County will soon be redeveloping the playground and adding new features at its village park. The RPC was instrumental in the grant being awarded, having been hired by the village to write the grant application during the summer of 2021.

RPC Helps Village of Fisher Secure Funding for Park Upgrades

RPC’s Early Childhood Education Program Receives High Marks During Recent Federal Review

Review determines that the RPC’s Head Start and Early Head Start program meets all performance standards set forth by the Office of Head Start.

RPC’s Early Childhood Education Program Receives High Marks During Recent Federal Review

CSBG Scholarship Winner Ready to Show How the Community’s Investment in Her Future Will Never Be Forgotten

Champaign’s Kerene Kombe reflects on how the scholarships she has received have helped her and her family – and how she is ready to show the community that the investment it made in her future was a wise decision.

CSBG Scholarship Winner Ready to Show How the Community’s Investment in Her Future Will Never Be Forgotten

Funding Remains to Help Champaign County Residents Avoid Water and Wastewater Shutoffs and Disconnections

The Water/Wastewater Assistance Program is now open to income-eligible households that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic or have been approved for LIHEAP in the current program year.

Funding Remains to Help Champaign County Residents Avoid Water and Wastewater Shutoffs and Disconnections