As an advocate for minority-owned businesses, I am pleased to announce a new program aimed to level the playing field for all business owners in the state of Illinois. The Advancing the Development of Minority Entrepreneurship (ADME) program is now accepting applications for a competitive selection process.
The ADME program will identify highly skilled minority entrepreneurs and provide them with the proper resources to start and expand their business. The program is run by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Intersect Illinois, and will be accepting applications until October 23, 2016.
See below for more information.
Sincerely,Senator Napoleon Harris, III15th District – Illinois
How to apply:
Applications are available online at www.admeillinois.org.
Again, the deadline to complete and submit applications is October 23, 2016.
During the first year, the program will focus on minority communities, including veterans and women, in Chicago, Peoria, and Rockford with the goal of expanding statewide.
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As we head into the fall and winter seasons, we should prepare for the colder days ahead. The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) will be accepting applications for winter assistance for seniors and people with disabilities beginning September 1.
LIHEAP is an energy assitance program for low-income families. Agencies will begin accepting appplications on a first-come, first-served basis. It's important to provide the proper resources for those most vulnerable in our communities.
Please see additional information below on how to begin the application process.
How to apply:
Clients must bring all required documentation when applying for assitance:
Proof of gross income from all household members for the 30-day income period beginning with the date of the application.
A copy of their current heat and electricity bills issued within the last 30 days (if they pay for their energy directly).
A copy of their rental agreement (if they are renting) showing that utilities are included, the monthly rental amount and landlord contact information.
Proof of Social Security numbers for all household members.
Proof that their household received Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF); Aid to the Aged, Blind or Disabled (AABD); or other benefits, such as Medical Eligibilty or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), if receiving assistance from the Illinois Department of Human Services.
Also, on September 1, 2016, The Percentage of Income Payment Plan (PIPP) will be available for LIHEAP eligible households who are customers of the following utilities: ComEd, Nicor Gas, Ameren, Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas utilities.
For more information about the energy assistance programs please visit www.liheapIllinois.com
The annual Rasul 'Rocky" Clarks DREAM BIG Back to School Supply Drive will take place this Saturday, August 20, 2016 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
The event was created to ensure all students in the Robbins community start school with supplies needed to succeed.
Students ranging from pre-school through high school are eliglble to receive backpacks filled with supplies at the event.
For more information visit 21 Friends of Rocky.
SPRINGFIELD- Sen. Napoleon Harris (D-Harvey) passed legislation that would remove the costly burden parents may face when proving their students residency in appeals court, which the governor signed into law Thursday, July 29.
When a school board determines a student is not a resident of a district, parents seeking to appeal the board’s decision are oftentimes faced with financial liability, making it difficult for parents to afford the process.
Under the Harris-backed plan, parents could soon have an affordable avenue for appealing student residency issues. House Bill 4606 provides a process for appealing the decision of a school board to the regional superintendent of schools for decisions of student residency.
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Springfield Office: Senator 15th DistrictM122 CapitolSpringfield, IL 62706(217) 782-8066
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