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

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

Early Childhood Education Program Earns High Marks from Federal Monitoring Review

A recent federal monitoring review of the RPC’s Early Childhood Education program confirms some of the great work being done on behalf of families and children in Champaign County.

Early Childhood Education Program Earns High Marks from Federal Monitoring Review

RPC’s New Energy Efficiency Program Manager Seeks to Increase the Energy Efficiency Impact in Champaign County

As energy efficiency becomes a bigger focus throughout the country, the RPC is welcoming an experienced energy professional to lead the RPC’s efforts to expand the impact of energy efficiency in Champaign County.

RPC’s New Energy Efficiency Program Manager Seeks to Increase the Energy Efficiency Impact in Champaign County

Champaign Man Fulfills Dream of Becoming a Firefighter with Help from the RPC’s Workforce Development Program

First candidate from program designed to increase diversity in City of Champaign’s entry-level firefighter pool of candidates makes it to top of the list.

Champaign Man Fulfills Dream of Becoming a Firefighter with Help from the RPC’s Workforce Development Program