Resources to help your community.

Digital Toolkit

Many Illinoisans who are hurting the most won’t receive a stimulus check without assistance. With so many services shut down during the pandemic, it’s harder than ever to get the word out to people in the community. We’ve created sample content and images for your website, newsletters, and social media to help you share these resources with clients.

Flyers for In-Person Services (Food Pantries, Schools, and Shelters)

If you are still serving people in person, help your clients find this website by downloading a flyer below. Sign up to receive printed copies of a matching poster. Handouts are also available below for clients without regular internet access.

Training for Staff

Mobilizing trustworthy nonprofit and government staff to help people get their stimulus payments is one of the most effective things we can do. If your staff is fielding questions about Economic Impact Payments or stimulus checks, we can provide training to help them answer questions. We’ll share online webinars and other training resources here soon! Sign up to receive an invitation to our next training.

Support for Digital Divide, Homeless, or Other High Barrier Populations

The IRS is currently not accepting paper forms due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If your clients don’t have computers, don’t have an address, or have another major barrier, you can walk them through the process. Handouts are available below to help prepare to fill out the IRS Non-filer site. Handouts are also available below for those who don't have access to this website. Sign up for the training above to learn how to help more clients through the process.

Stimulus Check Outreach Funding and Training Opportunity

Did You Know?

Many Illinoisans have not received the stimulus payment for which they are eligible. Your organization may be able to help!

On behalf of the Get My Payment Illinois coalition, Heartland Alliance is accepting grant applications to support stimulus check outreach to people throughout the state. Grants will support outreach efforts specifically for:

  • People experiencing homelessness;
  • People with very low incomes;
  • People without internet access to help them access the payments.

Grantees and applicants will have access to web-based training on accessing the stimulus check for hard to reach populations.

Funding Amount: Up to $10,000.

Timeline: Applications due Tuesday, June 30 at 11:59pm CST. Grantees will be notified July 6. Grant period to run through August 21.

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