(20 ILCS 1510/35)
    Sec. 35. Local Job Projects.
    (a) General authority. The Department may accept applications and issue grants for operation of projects under this Act.
    (b) Project. Subject to appropriation, no more than 3 small projects may be selected to pilot a subsidized employment to Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program for participants for a period of not more than 6 months. The selected projects shall demonstrate their ability to move clients from participation in the project to unsubsidized employment. The Department may refer TANF participants to other subsidized employment programs available through the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act or through other community-based programs.
    (c) Political affiliation prohibited. No manager or other officer or employee of the job project assisted under this Act may apply a political affiliation test in selecting eligible participation for employment in the project.
    (d) Limitations.
        (1) Not more than 10% of the total expenses in any
fiscal year of the job project may be used for transportation and equipment.
        (2) (Blank).
    (e) Minimum hours per week employed. No eligible participant employed in a job project assisted under this Act may be employed on the project for less than 30 hours per week.
    (f) (Blank).
(Source: P.A. 100-477, eff. 9-8-17.)