News and Updates
Updates on the policies, news and regulations that affect your organization and community.
10/15: A federal judge issued a temporary injunction blocking President Trump’s change to the public charge rule.
10/2: The Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) expanded its eligibility and affordability to include families with an income of 200% of the Federal Poverty Level or lower.
10/2: The City of Chicago will spend $2.7 million to boost U.S. Census Count in 2020. The city’s goal is to count at least 75% of the hard to reach residents or else the city risks losing $1,400 per year per person.
9/19: IDHS Secretary Grace Hou on appointment of census coordinators by Governor Pritzker: “We look forward to working with our grantees to continue our efforts and reach the communities and demographics that have previously been hard to count.”
9/4: A new law sponsored by Rep. John Connor (D-85) was introduced with the purpose of amending the Department of Human Services Act to ensure access to substance use and mental health services statewide for pregnant and postpartum women.
8/30: The Comptroller’s latest report details the financial condition of the state and cites economic factors that could impact its financial future. For details, see the Comptroller’s press release.
8/17: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently awarded grants totaling $2.1 million to address the opioid crisis in central Illinois and improve the quality of behavioral health services.
8/13: The Illinois Partners for Human Service Board of Directors announces the appointment of Lauren Wright as the organization’s new Executive Director. She succeeds founding executive director Judith Gethner who retired in June after 10 years of service. Read the new executive director press release.
8/12: Governor Pritzker creates an Elder Abuse Task Force that will report its findings and recommendations by Jan 1.
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