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Federal Legislation

Background Information and Policy Analysis

Code of Federal Regulations

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

JCAR Illinois Administrative Code

Similar to its federal counterpart (the CFRs), the Administrative Code prescribes the process that all of the state's departments and agencies must follow when establishing administrative regulations (or "rules"). Regulations in Illinois are promulgated for the purpose of interpreting or implementing provisions of the Illinois Compiled Statutes (ILCS).

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (now known as Assistance Listings on

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

Green Book  (catalog record) ( ebook)

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 (Library of Congress)

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

Adoption and Safe Families
   45 CFR Part 1335
     Illinois Administrative Code Title 89 302
Illinois Administrative Code Title 89 309

      CRS Report Search

All Kids (associated with S-CHIP and Medicaid)
  42 CFR Part 431
  45 CFR Part 155.345
  GAO Report
  CRS Report Search
      2018 Report

Child Support Services Program (CSSP)
  45 CFR Part 301
  Title IV-D of the Social Security Act 42 U.S.C. §§ 651

   Information about IV-D
  18 U.S.C. § 228
  Child Support Recovery Act (CSRA) 1992, Public Law 102-521
  Illinois Administrative Code Title 89 Part 160
  Illinois Application and  Illinois Program Fact Sheet
 CRS Report Search
   2023 Report
   2023 Report

Head Start
  34 CFR Part 303
     Illinois Administrative Code Title 23 Part 235.20
  Sam Assistance Listings / CFDA
  CRS Report search
      2019 Report

Individualized Education Program (IEP)
  34 CFR Part 300
     Illinois Administrative Code Title 23 Part 226
     Illinois Board of Education
  CRS Report Search
     2019 Report

Individuals with Disability Education Act
  34 CFR Part 300
     Illinois Administrative Code Title 105 ILCS 5/Art. 14
  GAO Report 2023 Report
  CRS Search
    2020 Report
    2019 Report

    2019 Report

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
 45 CFR Part 96
 Illinois Administrative Code Title 47 Part 100
 GAO Report
 CRS Report Search
   CRS 2018 Report

Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program
   Illinois Administrative Code Title 77 Part  692
   Sam Assistance Listing
   CRS Search
   GAO Report Search
   Federal Funding

Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program / Illinois House Choice Voucher Program
  24 CFR Part 982
     Illinois Administrative Code Title 47 Part 365
  GAO Report
  CRS Report Search
       2014 Report

Social Security Act Title IV E
   45 CFR 1356

     Illinois Administrative Code Title 89 302
   2014 CRS Report

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  7 CFR Part 271
    Illinois Administrative Code Title 89 Part 121
  GAO Report
  CRS Report Search
      2022 Report
SNAP statistics (2023)

Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) / WIC Illinois
  7 CFR Part 246
     Illinois Administrative Code Title 77 Part 630
  Sam Assistance Listings / CFDA
  CRS Report Search
     2017 Report

Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  20 CFR Part 416 
     Illinois Administrative Code Title 89 Part 113
  CRS Report Search
      2021 Report  

TANF Social Security 
   45 CFR Part 260

     89 Illinois Administrative Title 89 Part 112
   CRS Search
     2024 CRS Report

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