(20 ILCS 625/4) (from Ch. 127, par. 2604)
    Sec. 4. (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
    
development;
        (2) Programs designed to secure and maintain
    
meaningful employment for individuals;
        (3) Programs to assure an adequate education for all
    
individuals;
        (4) Programs to instruct individuals on more
    
economical uses of available income;
        (5) Programs to provide and maintain adequate
    
housing;
        (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; and
        (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.
        (16) Programs designed to ameliorate the adverse
    
effects of high energy costs on low-income households and the conserve energy.
(Source: P.A. 87-926.)