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IFSP applications are now open. Please see below for more information.

This eligibility requirements for IFSP applications submitted between October 2022 and June 2023 are as follows:

Applicants must show that they:

  • are 18 years of age or older

  • are residents of Illinois

  • make less than 200% of the Federal Poverty Level

  • do not qualify for any of the following public assistance programs:

    • Federal Economic Impact Payments established to alleviate the impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic

    • Unemployment insurance

    • Social Security

    • Supplemental Security Income

    • TANF/WIC/SNAP, or any other public assistance

    • Do not receive monthly cash support from the City of Chicago or Cook County

Applicants who already received IFSP assistance in previous years may be able to apply again if they received less than $3,500 and meet the eligibility criteria.


There are limited resources for people who qualify for VTTC. People who qualify for VTTC should apply via the Recent Arrival Application only. VTTC is Cash and Food Assistance for Non-Citizen Victims of Trafficking, Torture, or Other Serious Crimes.

Please call our FSN Hotline at 1-855-435-7693 or send an email to for more information.

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