CC-RAP (Calumet City Residential Assistance Program)

CC-RAP Application

  1. Applications will be available effective June 1, 2022, until funding is no longer available – or until October 1, 2022.
  2. Up to $500 available to qualifying residents to help improve quality of life that was impacted by Covid.
  3. Proof of residency and proof of need required per application criteria
  4. City Alderman’s support required.

Submit completed applications to the attention of Christina Signorelli (in person, City Hall)  or by email

The Mayor and City Council of the City of Calumet City have determined that significant residential community interests are served by providing the Calumet City Residential Assistance Program (CC-RAP) under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).   The CC-RAP is designed to help improve/enhance quality of life for residents who live within the corporate boundaries of Calumet City and to ensure sustainability within their homes. Eligibility for funding must be affixed to the property in which residents live in an effort to help improve/enhance quality of life.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  Checks WILL NOT be issued payable directly to residents. Checks will be issued to residents, however, payable directly to the organization or company that appears on the past due bill or other eligible request for assistance.  Although documents presented may be a request for more than $500, the City will only pay up to $500 to the company or organization that appears on the request for payment.  The resident will be responsible for sending the City’s check to the organization or company – and the resident is responsible for the remaining portions of the bill.

Residential Assistance Application

Eligible Applicants:  Calumet City Residents (renters and homeowners).  Only one funding opportunity per address.

Eligible Expenses for Funding:  Eligible expenses must be affixed to the property in which residents live that would improve/enhance quality of life – with the exceptions of food, medicine, and medical bills.  Eligible residents for CC-RAP may only utilize funds for expenses (resulting from the Covid Pandemic).  Eligible spending may be used for:

  • Property rehabilitation (interior and exterior repairs)
  • Major appliance purchases (refrigerators, stoves, etc.)
  • PAST-DUE utility bills (gas, electric, cable, water)
  • Food and nutrition (gift card from a local grocery will be provided)
  • Medical bills
  • Medicine
  • Gas card
  • Other qualifying expenses as determined per the criteria presented

Eligible residents must show need based on application criteria and documents requested.

Ineligible Expenses for Funding:

  • Car Notes
  • Credit Card Payments
  • Cell Phones
  • Clothing
  • Furniture
  • Property Taxes
  • Tuition/Books
  • Other ineligible expense as determined per the criteria presented.

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