(20 ILCS 625/2)
(from Ch. 127, par. 2602)
(a) The Director of Commerce and Economic Opportunity is authorized to administer the federal community services
block program, emergency community services homeless grant program, low-income energy assistance program, weatherization assistance program, supplemental low-income energy assistance fund,
and other federal programs that require or give preference to community
action agencies for local administration in accordance with federal laws
and regulations as amended. The Director shall provide financial assistance to
community action agencies from community service block grant funds and other
federal funds requiring or giving preference to community action agencies for
local administration for the programs described in Section 4.
(b) Funds appropriated for use by community action agencies in community
action programs shall be allocated annually to existing community action
agencies or newly formed community action agencies by the Department of
Commerce and Economic Opportunity. Allocations will be made consistent with
duly enacted departmental rules.
(Source: P.A. 96-154, eff. 1-1-10.)