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Public Act 096-1192





Public Act 096-1192
HB5905 EnrolledLRB096 20133 KTG 35670 b

    AN ACT concerning State government.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the DCFS
Residential Services Construction Grant Program Act.
    Section 5. Definitions. As used in this Act:
    "Board" means the Illinois Capital Development Board.
    "Department" means the Illinois Department of Children and
Family Services.
    "Residential services" means child care institution care,
group home care, independent living services, and transitional
living services that are licensed and purchased by the
Department on behalf of children under the age of 22 years who
are served by the Department and who need 24 hour residential
care due to emotional and behavior problems and that are
services for which the Department has rate setting authority.
    Section 10. Operation of the grant program.
    (a) The Department, in consultation with the Board, shall
establish the DCFS Residential Services Construction Grant
Program and, pursuant to the Department's resource allocation
management plan determined in consultation with eligible
providers, may make grants to eligible licensed residential
services providers, subject to appropriations, out of funds
reserved for capital improvements or expenditures as provided
for in this Act. The Program shall operate in a manner so that
the estimated cost of the Program during the fiscal year will
not exceed the total appropriation for the Program. The grants
shall be for the purpose of constructing new residential
services sites, renovating existing residential services
sites, and supporting capital rate enhancements for
residential services sites' capital projects.
    Section 15. Eligibility for grant. To be eligible for a
grant under this Act, a recipient must be a residential
services provider with which the Department contracts for
residential services.
    Section 20. Use of grant moneys. A recipient of a grant
under this Act may use the grant moneys to do any one or more of
the following:
        (1) Acquire a new physical location for the purpose of
    delivering licensed residential services.
        (2) Construct or renovate new or existing licensed
    residential services sites.
        (3) Support capital rate enhancements for licensed
    residential services sites' capital projects.
    Section 25. Reporting. Within 60 days after the first year
of a grant under this Act, the grant recipient must submit a
progress report to the Department. The Department may assist
each grant recipient in meeting the goals and objectives stated
in the original grant proposal submitted by the recipient, in
ensuring that grant moneys are being used for appropriate
purposes, and in ensuring that residents of the community are
being served by the new residential services sites established
with grant moneys.
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 7/22/2010