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  660.370.  Definitions. — As used in sections 660.370 to 660.374, unless the context requires otherwise, the following words and terms shall mean:

  (1)  "Community action agency", a not-for-profit corporation which has authority under its charter and bylaws to receive funds to administer community action programs and which was officially designated as a community action agency or a community action program under the provisions of federal law Section 210 of the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 for fiscal year 1981, unless such community action agency or a community action program lost its designation pursuant to the aforementioned act as a result of failure to comply with the provisions of such act;

  (2)  "Community action program", a community based and operated program which includes an intake assessment and referral capability in each of its counties and is designed to include a number of projects or components to provide a range of services and activities having* a measurable and potentially major impact on causes and conditions of poverty in the community or those areas of the community where poverty is a particularly acute problem.  These services and activities may include, but are not limited to, activities designed to provide opportunities for eligible persons to:

  (a)  Secure and retain meaningful employment;

  (b)  Attain an adequate education;

  (c)  Make better use of available income;

  (d)  Obtain and maintain adequate housing and suitable living environment;

  (e)  Obtain emergency assistance through grants to meet immediate and urgent individual and family needs, including the need for health services, nutritious food, housing and employment related assistance;

  (f)  Maximize the role community action agencies play in supportive mechanisms available to Missouri families;

  (g)  Remove obstacles and solve problems which block the achievement of self-sufficiency;

  (h)  Achieve greater participation in the affairs of the community; and

  (i)  Make more effective use of other programs.


(L. 1984 S.B. 564 § 1)

*Word "have" appears in original rolls.

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