Ela Township collaborates with the Lake County Department of Public Health and the Illinois Department of Public Health on all health-related topics. We are monitoring this situation very closely in an effort to support these agencies and provide timely updates on our website and on social media. The public should take this opportunity to prepare and to be familiar with what is recommended in order to help minimize the risk of COVID-19 spread.
Beginning January 12, 2021, the Illinois Department of Public Health is now reporting coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination data on its website, with data to be updated daily and additional data to be provided as available. It is important to note that vaccine distribution figures are reported in real time, while vaccine administration figures are reported with as much as a 72-hour lag.
These are challenging times as we work together to limit the spread of COVID-19. This Resource List below provides websites, phone numbers and forms for agencies that can provide you further assistance during this difficult time. If you need any assistance, please call Ela Town Hall, (847) 438-7823.
Illinois Financial Assistance
- Apply for unemployment assistance, or call (800) 244-5631. Assistance is available for filling out forms at ILAO.
- Apply for financial assistance for food with SNAP.
- Apply for Covid-19 Funeral Assistance with FEMA.
Ela Township Financial Assistance
Emergency Assistance serves as a stopgap measure to provide financial assistance for residents of Ela Township who are experiencing a temporary economic hardship and have minimal income for the previous 30 days. To apply for emergency assistance, please complete the application and be sure to attach the supporting documentation requested.
General Assistance in Ela Township is a locally administered welfare program which provides monthly financial assistance to persons who are not eligible for any other state or federal assistance programs, and who do not have adequate income or resources to provide for their own basic needs. Any township resident, 18 yrs. or older, who is either a U.S. resident or legal alien admitted under color-of-law, is eligible. The General Assistance Program is primarily for those adults without minor children, without adequate income, and ineligible for any other monetary form of assistance.
Ela Township and all townships in Illinois are statutorily mandated by the legislature to levy taxes and administer general assistance for Township residents experiencing economic hardship. To apply for general assistance, please complete the application and be sure to attach the supporting documentation requested.
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) opened on Monday, July 27, 2020 and will run through May 31, 2021 or until funds have been exhausted. LIHEAP is a program is designed to assist eligible low-income households pay for ComEd and Nicor services. This program year the Federal Poverty Income Guidelines have been raised to serve those families in higher income brackets. To apply by phone please call CAPLC at (847) 249-4330. To apply please call (847) 438-7823 to schedule an appointment.
Other Support Resources
- St Francis De Sales: (847) 438-6622
Illinois Legal Aid
As the coronavirus spreads, if you are in need of legal help, the Illinois Legal Aid Online has gathered resources to help people at this difficult time.