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Full Text of HB1162  102nd General Assembly



State of Illinois
2021 and 2022


Introduced 2/17/2021, by Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch


105 ILCS 5/1C-2

    Amends the School Code. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning an early childhood education block grant.

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1    AN ACT concerning education.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The School Code is amended by changing Section
51C-2 as follows:
6    (105 ILCS 5/1C-2)
7    Sec. 1C-2. Block grants.
8    (a) For fiscal year 1999, and and each fiscal year
9thereafter, the State Board of Education shall award to school
10districts block grants as described in subsection (c). The
11State Board of Education may adopt rules and regulations
12necessary to implement this Section. In accordance with
13Section 2-3.32, all state block grants are subject to an
14audit. Therefore, block grant receipts and block grant
15expenditures shall be recorded to the appropriate fund code.
16    (b) (Blank).
17    (c) An Early Childhood Education Block Grant shall be
18created by combining the following programs: Preschool
19Education, Parental Training and Prevention Initiative. These
20funds shall be distributed to school districts and other
21entities on a competitive basis, except that the State Board
22of Education shall award to a school district having a
23population exceeding 500,000 inhabitants 37% of the funds in



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1each fiscal year. Not less than 14% of the Early Childhood
2Education Block Grant allocation of funds shall be used to
3fund programs for children ages 0-3. Beginning in Fiscal Year
42016, at least 25% of any additional Early Childhood Education
5Block Grant funding over and above the previous fiscal year's
6allocation shall be used to fund programs for children ages
70-3. Once the percentage of Early Childhood Education Block
8Grant funding allocated to programs for children ages 0-3
9reaches 20% of the overall Early Childhood Education Block
10Grant allocation for a full fiscal year, thereafter in
11subsequent fiscal years the percentage of Early Childhood
12Education Block Grant funding allocated to programs for
13children ages 0-3 each fiscal year shall remain at least 20% of
14the overall Early Childhood Education Block Grant allocation.
15However, if, in a given fiscal year, the amount appropriated
16for the Early Childhood Education Block Grant is insufficient
17to increase the percentage of the grant to fund programs for
18children ages 0-3 without reducing the amount of the grant for
19existing providers of preschool education programs, then the
20percentage of the grant to fund programs for children ages 0-3
21may be held steady instead of increased.
22(Source: P.A. 99-589, eff. 7-21-16; 100-465, eff. 8-31-17.)