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IECAM Contributes to Urban Institute Research Report on Safety Net Eligibility and Participation Rates in Illinois

Published: January 23, 2023

A new report (see below) from the Urban Institute provides a snapshot of safety net eligibility and program participation rates in Illinois, combining estimates of the numbers of people eligible for benefits in Illinois with actual data on benefit recipients. The Illinois Early Childhood Asset Map was part of the Advisory Council for this research report. 

Eligibility and participation rate estimates are provided for these seven programs:

  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
  • Public and subsidized housing
  • Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF)
  • Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

In addition, the report provides eligibility data for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).