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Federal Legislation: Example Programs

Background Information and Policy Analysis

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance

Database of federal assistance programs available to state and local governments, organizations, institutions, etc.

Green Book 2016

Background material and data on major programs within the jurisdiction of the Committee on Ways and Means, U.S. House of Representatives

Government Accountability Office (GAO) Reports

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) is an independent, nonpartisan agency that works for Congress. Often called the "congressional watchdog," GAO investigates how the federal government spends taxpayer dollars. GAO reports evaluate and analyze government programs and funding.

Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports

CRS is the public policy research arm of Congress. This legislative branch agency works exclusively for Members of Congress, their committees and their staffs. It provides high-quality research and analysis for committees and members of Congress. These reports, studies, and issue briefs are succinct and well-researched and many are regularly updated.

Federal Programs

Code of Federal Regulations and Illinois Administrative Code
The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) is the codification of the general and permanent rules and regulations  (sometimes called administrative law) published in the Federal Register by the executive departments and agencies of the federal government of the United States. Similarly, all rules that have been permanently adopted are incorporated into the Illinois Administrative Code, the State’s body of administrative law.

Supplemental Security Income
  20 CFR Part 416 
     Illinois Administrative Code Title 89 Part 113

Supplemental Nutrition Program (SNAP)
  7 CFR Part 271
     Illinois Administrative Code Title 89 Part 121

Head Start
  34 CFR Part 303
     Illinois Administrative Code Title 23 Part 235.20

All Kids (associated with S-CHIP and Medicaid)
  42 CFR Part 431
  45 CFR Part 155.345
     Illinois Administrative Code Title 89 Part 123
     Illinois Administrative Code Title 89 Part 125

Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program
  24 CFR Part 982
     Illinois Administrative Code Title 47 Part 365

Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC)
  7 CFR Part 246
     Illinois Administrative Code Title 77 Part 630

Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program
  45 CFR Part 96 subpart H
      Illinois Administrative Code Title 47 Part 100

Individualized Education Program
  34 CFR Part 300
     Illinois Administrative Code Title 23 Part 226

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