Champaign County Regional Planning Commission

***Please be aware that although the 2021-22 LIHEAP program year has ended, assistance is still available if you have received a disconnection notice. Visit our LIHEAP page for more information. We will make an announcement on the start of the 2022-23 program year in the coming weeks.***

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

Annual Count Reveals Homelessness Declines Slightly in Champaign County

But a reduction in available year-round emergency shelter beds—and not enough permanent supportive housing beds to meet the need for the most vulnerable households—has created gaps in the community.

Annual Count Reveals Homelessness Declines Slightly in Champaign County

From No Hope to No Turning Back – How a Champaign Man Turned His Life Around with Help from the RPC

Empowered to realize his many strengths, Boris Brown is the RPC’s 2022 Families of Distinction Awardee.

From No Hope to No Turning Back – How a Champaign Man Turned His Life Around with Help from the RPC

CSBG Scholarships Helping Winners Focus on Bright Futures

A special group of students from Champaign County will receive a boost to their post-secondary study during the upcoming academic year.

CSBG Scholarships Helping Winners Focus on Bright Futures