All A B C D E F G H I J L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y Acronyms

  • HCTC

    Health Coverage Tax Credit

  • Health Coverage Tax Credit

    Health Coverage Tax Credit

  • High Demand Occupation
    Occupations that are high wage (at or above the negotiated average earnings goal), have a significant number of projected annual job openings (as projected by IDES), and have the potential for the highest growth (as projected by IDES). These occupations must be on the approved list provided by OET and available on Illinois workNet.
  • High-Poverty Area

    A Census tract, a set of contiguous Census tracts, an American Indian Reservation, Oklahoma Tribal Statistical Area (as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau), Alaska Native Village Statistical Area or Alaska Native Regional Corporation Area, Native Hawaiian Homeland Area, or other tribal land as defined by the Secretary in guidance or county that has a poverty rate of at least 25 percent as set every 5 years using American Community Survey 5-Year data.

    Instructions for determing if an individual is in a high-poverty area can be found in Attachment 2 of TEGL 21-16 and at FactFinder.Census.Gov.

  • Home and Community Based Services

    Program provides opportunities for Medicaid beneficiaries to receive services in their own home or community rather than institutions or other isolated settings. These programs serve a variety of targeted populations groups, such as people with intellectual or developmental disabilities, physical disabilities, and/or mental illnesses.

  • Homeless child or youth

    As defined in Section 725(2) of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (42 USC 114343(2).

  • Homeless Individual

    An individual who lacks a fixed, regular or adequate nighttime residence; and an adult or youth who has a primary nighttime residence that is a public or privately operated shelter for temporary accommodation; an institution providing temporary shelter or a place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings. The term does not include a person imprisoned or detained pursuant to an Act of Congress or State law. (as defined in subsections (a) and (c) of section 103 of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 11302).

  • Host

    Typically thought of as the employer, the company or organization providing the workplace or authentic working conditions for a participant.


    As a participant moves through the continuum, the direct role of the managing org lessons as the host takes on a more direct role. At the same time, collaboration between the two to implement these experiences is critical.