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(20 ILCS 625/4)
(from Ch. 127, par. 2604)
(a) A community action program is a community-based and operated
program, the purpose of which is to provide a measurable and remedial impact
on causes of poverty in a community or those areas of a community where
poverty is acute.
(b) The methods by which the purposes of community action programs may
be effected include, but are not limited to, the following:
(1) Programs designed to further community economic
(2) Programs designed to secure and maintain
meaningful employment for individuals.
(3) Programs to assure an adequate education for all
(4) Programs to instruct individuals on more
economical uses of available income.
(5) Programs to provide and maintain adequate
(6) Programs for the prevention of narcotics
addiction and alcoholism, and for the rehabilitation of narcotics addicts and alcoholics.
(7) Programs to aid individuals in obtaining
emergency assistance through loans or grants to meet immediate and urgent personal and family needs.
(8) Programs to aid in the resolution of personal and
family problems which block the achievement of self-sufficiency.
(9) Programs to achieve greater citizen participation
in the affairs of the community.
(10) Programs to provide adequate nutrition for
individuals and improved community health.
(11) Programs to aid families and individuals in
obtaining adequate health care.
(12) Programs to provide transportation to facilitate
individuals' access to community resources.
(13) Programs to provide for employment training and
retraining, with special emphasis on employment in the high technology industries.
(14) Programs to provide aid and encouragement to
small businesses and small-business development.
(15) Programs to assist households to meet the cost
of home energy and water.
(16) Programs designed to ameliorate the adverse
effects of high energy costs on low-income households and conserve energy.
(Source: P.A. 102-16, eff. 6-17-21.)