Comments: IL HB2304 | 2019-2020 | 101st General Assembly

Bill Title: Amends the Department of Human Services Act. Requires the Department of Human Services to establish a Youth Training and Education in the Building Trades Program to award grants to community-based organizations for the purpose of establishing training programs for youth with an interest in the building trades. Provides that under the training programs, each youth shall receive: (1) formal training and education in the fundamentals and core competencies in the youth's chosen trade; and (2) hands-on experience in the building trades by participating in community improvement projects involving the rehabilitation of vacant and abandoned residential property. Requires selected organizations to use the grant money to establish an entrepreneurship program to provide eligible youth with the capital and business management skills necessary to launch their own businesses. Contains provisions concerning residential property that is eligible for acquisition under the Program; the selection criteria for community-based organizations; and the Youth Training and Education in the Building Trades Fund. Amends the Illinois Housing Development Act. Requires the Illinois Housing Development Authority to establish a Training Youth in the Building Trades Program that is substantially similar to the Youth Training and Education in the Building Trades Program. Contains provisions concerning residential property that is eligible for acquisition under the Program; the selection criteria for community-based organizations; and the Training Youth in the Building Trades Fund. Amends the State Finance Act to create the Youth Training and Education in the Building Trades Fund and the Training Youth in the Building Trades Fund. Effective January 1, 2020.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 17-0)

Status: (Enrolled) 2019-06-28 - Sent to the Governor [HB2304 Detail]

Text: Latest bill text (Enrolled) [HTML]

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