Generally, the “community” is geographically defined by the operating boundaries of the CBO. Thus, the community associated with the Project is identified with the area and the group of residents to whom the CBO is providing programs and services. Additionally, the bidder may elect to define the community associated with the Project to be an area smaller and entirely contained within the operating boundaries of the CBO.
Please note the following restrictions:
- The community cannot be identified as the entire State of Illinois; and
- The community cannot be identified as the entire city of Chicago.
Thus, for example, if the operating boundaries of a CBO consist of the entire city of Chicago, the bidder must define the community to be a smaller area within the city of Chicago within which: (i) the Project will be located and (ii) the CBO provides programs and service to residents.