Individuals who are NOT eligible for this program include temporary or irregularly scheduled employees, students, work-study students or those who have received assistance within the prior 12 month period.
An event or combination of events calling for immediate need. A situation short-term or temporary in nature, not chronic. Examples of qualifying events include (but are not limited to):
All information given is confidential and will not be part of a personnel file.
Submit an application: Attach all required documentation. Applicant has 2 weeks to provide required documentation from the date the application was submitted. If documentation is not received, applicant is denied and must wait 6 months before eligible to apply for Benevolence again. Such as:
Applications must be submitted to the Human Resources office: East Peoria Campus, Academic Building, 339G.
After submission, an appointed committee will review the application.
Applicant is notified of a denial or an approval through written notification from the Human Resources office. A notification letter will be sent for the following reasons:
If the application and an amount is approved, then a letter will be sent from the Human Resources office. Written notifications can take up to 30 days of a complete application. All requests and decisions are final.
When an applicant is approved and has received their approval letter, it can take up to 2 weeks to receive an award. Checks are sent in the mail unless arranged for pick up through the Human Resources office.
Applicants can only be approved once every 12 months from the date on an approval letter from the Benevolence Fund. Awards will not exceed $2,000 per recipient per 12 months and lifetime limit is $4,000.
Given the limited amount of funds, all requests cannot be approved even though there may be a clear need for assistance. This fund may be insufficient in the case of widespread disasters, community crises, or war/terrorism.
Employees and non-employees may make a monetary contribution to the fund by completing a donation form and sending a check or cash to:
ICC Employee Benevolence Fund
C/O Human Resources Department, Room 339G
1 College Drive
East Peoria, IL 61635-0001
Employees who have vacation or sick time banked can donate under the following guidelines:
Funds will remain in a general accounting fund until need is identified.
Applications are based on a case-by-case basis and must be reviewed by an appointed committee through Human Resources.