Township government is the oldest form of government in the United States, dating back over 350 years to 1636. As the country developed, cities and towns have assumed many functions; however, townships maintain responsibility for the provision of General Assistance and the Assessment of Property within the township boundaries.
The application process can take up to 30 days. If approved, clients are required to participate in the township Community Work Program. Currently, a client receives a maximum of $320.00 per month which covers rent, utilities, personal needs, and food. All bills are paid by voucher. Eligible clients are also offered a basic medical program that works in co-operation with Community Health Care.
The ultimate purpose of General Assistance is to assist the client in becoming self-sufficient. This is accomplished by finding employment or by working with the client in getting the Social Security Benefits.
In 2010 Moline Township took over the ownership of the Moline Activity Center for seniors over the age of 55. For more information about the center, call the office at (309)764-3558.
620 18th Street
Moline, IL 61265
Monday – Friday
9:00 am – 12:00 pm and
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm