28000 W. Cuba Road 
(847) 381-1924    Email

Assistance Programs

Assistance Programs

General Assistance and Emergency Assistance offer limited financial assistance to Township residents.  Income guidelines determine eligibility.  Additionally, limited financial assistance is available through the Salvation Army and the Cuba Cares fund.  Please contact the Township office for more information.

Applications are available in the Supervisor’s office Monday – Friday, 9 AM – 4 PM.

Benefit Access

The Benefit Access Program offers two benefits for seniors and persons with disabilities:

  • A license plate fee discount
  • Free rides on fixed-route transit systems

Eligibility is determined by income, residency age and/or disability utilizing an online application. Apply here.

LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program)

The LIHEAP Program is offered through CAP Lake County.  Please call the Township office at (847) 381-1924 to determine your eligibility or to make an appointment to complete an application. LIHEAP offers limited financial assistance, based on income, for gas and electric bills.  The LIHEAP application period is September 1, 2022, through May 31, 2023, or until funds are exhausted. If approved, the grant will be applied directly to your NICOR and ComEd accounts.  Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, and the following documentation is required:

  • Photo ID
  • Proof of Income for the last 30 days
  • Social Security cards for all household members
  • Current utility bill(s)

View 2022 – 2023 Income Guidelines below for eligibility.

Nicor Gas SHARING Program

The Sharing Program is offered through the Salvation Army.  Please call the Township office at (847) 381-1924 to determine your eligibility or to make an appointment to complete an application.

Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis and the following documentation is required:

  • Photo ID
  • Proof of Income for the last 30 days
  • Social Security cards for all household members
  • Current utility bill(s)

View 2022 – 2023 Income Guidelines below for eligibility.

Affordable Connectivity Program

The Affordable Connectivity Program is administered by USAC with oversight from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is a U.S. government program run by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program to help low-income households pay for internet service and connected devices like a laptop or tablet.

You are likely eligible if your household’s income is below 200% of the Federal Poverty Line, or if you or someone you live with currently receives a government benefit like SNAP, Medicaid, SSI, WIC, Pell Grant, or Free and Reduced-Price Lunch.

If your household is eligible, you could receive:

Up to a $30/month discount on your internet service

A one-time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, tablet, or desktop computer (with a co-payment of more than $10 but less than $50)

A low cost service plan that may be fully covered through the ACP*

* Through a separate non-FCC initiative, additional no cost plans may be available to Affordable Connectivity Program enrollees. To learn more please visit GetInternet.gov. Provision of a link to this initiative does not imply FCC endorsement of any particular participating provider.

Only one monthly service discount and one device discount is allowed per household. To receive the connected device discount, consumers need to enroll in the ACP with a participating provider that offers connected devices (Note: not all internet company offer device discounts.) The internet company will provide the discount to the consumer.

View Income Guidelines below for eligibility.

R.T.A. Rider Resources

Effective January 18, 2022, RTA launched Fare Programs Online, a web-based online customer portal that allows residents with disabilities and seniors to apply for, replace, and renew Reduced Fare and Ride Free Permits. The portal can be accessed at Fares.RTAChicago.org. This marks the first time these services are available online. Mail-in and in-person services remain an option for those who cannot or prefer not to use the web portal.

Senior Reduced Fare Permits

RTA-issued Reduced Fare Permits allow seniors and persons with qualifying disabilities to ride at a reduced rate on CTA, Metra, and Pace buses and trains.

To qualify, applicants must:

  • Complete online application
  • Upload a copy of a government-issued picture identification card that verifies your age (driver’s license, state of Illinois ID card, alien registration card, or passport).
  • Upload a wallet-sized color photo of yourself that is approximately 2″ square. Please do not wear a hat, scarf, or sunglasses in the photo. The Township will take complimentary photos for residents and charge a $5 fee for non-residents.
  • You can also download an application for seniors or an application for people with disabilities or call RTA Customer Service at (312) 913-3110 to have an application mailed to you. A copy of a government-issued picture ID that verifies your ages AND a wallet-sized color photo of yourself that is approximately 2″ square must be submitted with the application form.

Applicants receive permits in approximately 4 to 6 weeks.

R.T.A. Rider Resources

Senior Ride Free Permits

Older adults and people with disabilities who are enrolled in the Illinois Department on Aging’s *Benefit Access Program are eligible to ride free on the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), Metra, and Pace fixed-route services. This program is administered by the Illinois Department on Aging. The income levels for eligibility range from $33,562 or less for an individual, $44,533 for a two-person household, and $55,500 for a household of three or more people. Learn more about the Benefit Access Program, eligibility,  and how to file online.

To qualify for the Ride Free Permit, applicants must provide:

  • Proof of enrollment in the Illinois Benefit Access Program. Click here to learn more about the Benefit Access Program and how to apply online.
  • Complete online application
  • Upload a copy of a government-issued picture identification card that verifies your age (driver’s license, state of Illinois ID card, alien registration card, or passport).
  • Upload a wallet-sized color photo of yourself that is approximately 2″ square. Please do not wear a hat, scarf, or sunglasses in the photo. The Township will take complimentary photos for residents and charge a $5 fee for non-residents.
  • You can also download an application for seniors or an application for people with disabilities or call RTA Customer Service at (312) 913-3110 to have an application mailed to you. A copy of a government-issued picture ID that verifies your ages AND a wallet-sized color photo of yourself that is approximately 2″ square must be submitted with the application form.

Learn more about the Illinois Benefit Access Program at  www.illinois.gov/aging/ or call 1-800-252-8966.

*If you are qualified for the Illinois Department on Aging’s Benefit Access Program, you are also eligible for a discount on your license plates (one vehicle).

Ride Lake County with Pace

Lake County’s new countywide paratransit service called “Ride Lake County” is set to launch on May 1, 2022. Seniors age 60+ and people with disabilities that are interested in using the new service are encouraged to register by calling the Pace Call Center at 1-800-201-6446.

Registering early for Ride Lake County will allow riders to begin scheduling trips on or after May 1 when the service begins. Seniors must provide their date of birth at registration, and individuals with disabilities must provide their RTA Reduced Fare Permit number at registration. Learn more

For additional information about Ride Lake County, view these resources:

Half-Fare Taxi Program

Service available for Cuba Township residents 65 years-of-age or older. The Township will subsidize half of your taxi fare up to $10.00.

To qualify, applicants must:

  • Sign up for this program at the Township office.
  • Provide a copy of a government-issued picture identification card that verifies your age (driver’s license, state of Illinois ID card, alien registration card, or passport).

Cuba Township Offers Prescription Drug Discount Card

Cuba Township offers residents the Coast2CoastRX card, a FREE prescription discount card that can benefit your entire family. You can download the Coast2CoastRX card to your cell phone or print a copy for your wallet.

  • The Coast2CoastRX card is accepted at major chains throughout the country.
  • Over 60,000 prescription medications included.
  • Save up to 65% on brand name generics.
  • Card applies to all family members, can be used as often as needed, and does not expire.

Cuba Township

28000 W. Cuba Road
Barrington, IL 60010

Office Hours:  M–F 9am–4pm

Township Phone:  (847) 381-1924
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Assessor Phone:  (847) 381-1120
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