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Mission Statement: The Mission of the McHenry County Senior Service Grant Commission is to fund quality social and transportation services that encourage independent living, wellness, dignity and quality of life for McHenry County seniors.
Created By: Illinois Complied Statutes (55 ILCS 5/5-1034), County board may annually impose a tax of not to exceed .025 percent of the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, of all the taxable property in the County for the purpose of providing social services for senior citizens.
Background: The McHenry County Community Development Division and Administration division are responsible for administration and management of the and management of the County’s Senior Services Grant Fund. In April of 2003, a referendum was approved by the citizens of McHenry County to levy a tax rate of not to exceed .025% for the provision of social and transportation services for senior citizens as applicable under Illinois State Statutes. The McHenry County Board appoints a Senior Services Grant Commission to review applications for funding and recommendation of allocations to the Public Health and Community Services Committee of the County Board for qualifying not-for-profit organizations and units of local government who provide eligible services to seniors citizens of McHenry County.
Funding Allocations: The Senior Service Grant Fund annually provides approximately $1.6 million in funding to not-for-profit agencies and units of local government for programs and projects that meet the criteria of the Illinois State Statute. The McHenry County Board appoints the Senior Services Grant Commission which advises the Public Health and Human Services Committee on programs and projects for funding. In 2016 the McHenry County Board awarded funds to 17 different agencies and units of local government for two(2) separate transportation programs and thirteen (13) social service programs and projects.