|Public Act 094-0262
||LRB094 07732 RXD 37910 b
AN ACT concerning finance.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The State Finance Act is amended by adding
Section 5.640 as follows:
(30 ILCS 105/5.640 new)
The Computer Investment Program Fund.
The Eliminate the Digital Divide Law is amended
by adding Sections 5-50 and 5-55 as follows:
(30 ILCS 780/5-50 new)
Computer Investment Program.
(a) Subject to appropriation, the Department may
administer the Computer Investment Program under which the
Department may assist low-income families in 5 digital divide
impacted communities in the State, as determined by the
Department, in reimbursing a portion of the cost for a recently
purchased new or used home computer.
(b) The grant awarded by the Department shall not exceed
$225 per applicant.
(c) The applicant must show proof of purchase for the
computer in the form of a store receipt.
(d) The Department shall prepare a store verification form
that must be filled out at the time of purchase by a store
manager or assistant manager. This form must be submitted to
the Department as part of the grant application.
(e) To be eligible to apply for a grant under this Act, an
applicant must have a child that:
(1) is enrolled in a public school in which not less
than 40% of the students are eligible for a free or reduced
price lunch under the national school lunch program, or in