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1     AN ACT concerning State government.
2     Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3 represented in the General Assembly:
4     Section 5. The Illinois Act on the Aging is amended by
5 adding Section 4.08 as follows:
6     (20 ILCS 105/4.08 new)
7     Sec. 4.08. Rural and small town meals program. Subject to
8 appropriation, the Department may establish a program to ensure
9 the availability of congregate or home-delivered meals in
10 communities with populations of under 5,000 that are not
11 located within the large urban counties of Cook, DuPage, Kane,
12 Lake, or Will.
13     The Department may meet these requirements by entering into
14 agreements with Area Agencies on Aging or Department designees,
15 which shall in turn enter into grants or contractual agreements
16 with such local entities as restaurants, cafes, churches,
17 facilities licensed under the Nursing Home Care Act, the
18 Assisted Living and Shared Housing Act, or the Hospital
19 Licensing Act, facilities certified by the Department of
20 Healthcare and Family Services, senior centers, or Older
21 American Act designated nutrition service providers.
22     First consideration shall be given to entities that can
23 cost effectively meet the needs of seniors in the community by



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1 preparing the food locally.
2     In no instance shall funds provided pursuant to this
3 Section be used to replace funds allocated to a given area or
4 program as of the effective date of this amendatory Act of the
5 95th General Assembly.
6     The Department shall establish guidelines and standards by
7 administrative rule, which shall include submission of an
8 expenditure plan by the recipient of the funds.
9     Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
10 becoming law.