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Public Act 096-1225




Public Act 096-1225
HB3631 EnrolledLRB096 10879 WGH 21115 b

    AN ACT concerning employment.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the
Community Youth Employment Act.
    Section 5. Program; eligibility. Subject to appropriation,
the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity shall
administer a competitive grant program that will provide 5,000
youths with stipends or wages, or both, and supervision for up
to a 10-week summer work period. The grants shall be awarded
only to summer programs, of no more than 100 youths, that:
        (1) are created and administered by a community-based
    organization, not-for-profit organization, educational
    institution, or governmental entity in Illinois;
        (2) employ low-income youths in Illinois between the
    ages of 14 and 21; and
        (3) involve age-appropriate, ability-appropriate, and
            (A) job training;
            (B) life skills;
            (C) education counseling;
            (D) work readiness skills; or
            (E) supervised meaningful work experience
    Section 10. Eligible costs. Grant money awarded under this
Act shall be used as follows:
        (1) a stipend of $7.50 per hour for learning activities
    and at least minimum wage for meaningful work experience
    for a maximum of 200 hours per participating youth, to be
    paid over a 10-week period;
        (2) to provide salary for supervisors for each summer
        (3) supportive services, including but not limited to
    transportation and child care; and
        (4) a 10% overhead, per summer program, to provide for
    insurance and business necessities.
    Section 15. Grantee responsibilities. Any entity receiving
a grant under this Act must provide services to the youths
receiving stipends or wages, or both, under this Act. In
providing the following services, the entity must expend, out
of the entity's budget, at least 20% of any amount awarded in
paragraphs (2) through (4) of Section 10 to provide for
services under this Section. The services provided must
        (1) job assessment services;
        (2) recreation services;
        (3) job placement services; or
        (4) administration of this youth program.
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 7/23/2010