Carmi Township

PO BOX 476, 304 S. Church Street, Carmi, IL 62821
.618.382.7889 | | .618.384.5670

General & Emergency Assistance Program

The Carmi Township offers two types of financial assistance:

General Assistance (GA) and Emergency Assistance (EA)


What is it?

  1. A short-term safety net when between jobs or during illness.
  2. A financial aid program for those who are not qualified for categorical assistance (state or federally funded aid).
  3. Applicants must meet financial and non-financial factors for eligibility as contained in the Township’s General Assistance Handbook. The primary goal of Township General Assistance Program is to move people back into employment.

GENERAL ASSISTANCE – grant amount dependent on individual status

  • Rent
  • Utilities
  • Food
  • Household/Personal Essentials

EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE- grant amount dependent on family size

  • Rent
  • Utilities

How do I qualify for assistance?

  1. Eligibility for aid is generally based on financial income and resources available.
  2. In addition to being a resident of Carmi Township, information regarding you and your family, financial status, and registration with Illinois Department of Employment Security will need to be provided.
  3. Contact us today! (618) 382-7889 or

How do I apply for assistance?

  1. Complete and return an application packet to the Carmi Township Office.
  2. After a completed packet is returned to the Carmi Township, eligibility documentation is required.


The Carmi Township office regular business hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from

9AM – 12PM & 1PM – 4PM


If our schedule conflicts with your availability and you would like to leave a voicemail, please include your name and phone number, and we’ll respond to you as soon as possible. We want to continue to serve the residence of Carmi Township in a manner that is accessible for all.

Application packets and/or any additional requested documents can be returned:

  • In person/drop-box at the Carmi Township Office
  • Email to
  • Fax to 618-384-5670
  • USPS standard first class mail to our mailing address: PO BOX 476 Carmi, IL 62821