"Cycle of poverty" means the set of factors or events by which the long-term poverty of an individual is likely to continue and be experienced by each child of the individual when the child becomes an adult unless there is outside intervention.
"Deep poverty" means an economic condition where an individual or family has a total annual income that is less than 50% of the federal poverty level for the individual or family as provided in the annual report of the United States Census Bureau on Income, Poverty and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States.
"Department" means the Department of Human Services.
"Deprivation" means a lack of adequate nutrition, health care, housing, or other resources to provide for basic needs.
"Digital divide" means the gap between individuals, households, businesses, and geographic areas at different socioeconomic levels related to access to information and communication technologies, including the imbalance in physical access to technology and the resources, education, and skills needed to effectively use computer technology and the Internet for a wide variety of activities.
"Disconnected youth" means individuals who are 16 years of age to 25 years of age who are unemployed and not enrolled in school.
"Disparate impact" means the historic and ongoing impacts of the pattern and practice of discrimination in employment, education, housing, banking, and other aspects of life in the economy, society, or culture that have an adverse impact on minorities, women, or other protected groups, regardless of whether those practices are motivated by discriminatory intent.
"Economic insecurity" means the inability to cope with routine adverse or costly life events and recover from the costly consequences of those events and the lack of economic means to maintain an adequate standard of living.
"Economic security" means having access to the economic means and support necessary to effectively cope with adverse or costly life events and recover from the consequences of such events while maintaining an adequate standard of living.
"Intergenerational poverty" means poverty in which 2 or more successive generations of a family continue in the cycle of poverty and government dependence. The term does not include situational poverty.
"Outcome" means a change in the economic status, economic instability, or economic security of an individual, household, or other population that is attributable to a planned intervention, benefit, service, or series of interventions, benefits, and services, regardless of whether the intervention, benefit, or service was intended to change the economic status, economic stability, or economic security.
"Poverty" means an economic condition in which an individual or family has a total annual income that is less than the federal poverty level for the individual or family, as provided in the report of the United States Census Bureau on Income, Poverty and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States.
"Regional cost of living" means a measure of the costs of maintaining an adequate standard of living in differing regional, geographic, urban, or rural regions of this State.
"Situational poverty" means temporary poverty that meets all of the following:
(1) Is generally traceable to a specific incident or