093_HB0429eng HB0429 Engrossed LRB093 07198 RCE 07353 b 1 AN ACT concerning human services. 2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, 3 represented in the General Assembly: 4 Section 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the 5 Human Services 211 Collaboration Board Act. 6 Section 5. Definition. In this Act: 7 "Board" means the Human Services 211 Collaboration Board. 8 "Calling area" means a 3-digit area code. 9 "In-kind support" means non-cash goods or services 10 received at an established fair market value. 11 Section 10. Human Services 211 Collaboration Board. 12 (a) The Human Services 211 Collaboration Board is 13 established to implement a statewide non-emergency telephone 14 number that will provide human services information 15 concerning the availability of governmental and non-profit 16 services and provide referrals to human services agencies. 17 The Board shall consist of 8 members appointed by the 18 Governor. The Governor shall appoint one representative of 19 each of the following Offices and Departments as a member of 20 the Board: the Office of the Governor, the Department of 21 Human Services, the Department of Public Aid, the Department 22 of Public Health, the Department of Children and Family 23 Services, the Department on Aging, the Department of 24 Employment Security, and the Illinois Commerce Commission. 25 The Governor shall designate one of the members as 26 Chairperson. Members of the Board shall serve 3-year terms 27 and may be reappointed to serve additional terms. 28 (b) The Board shall establish standards consistent with 29 the standards established by the National 211 Collaborative 30 and the Alliance of Information and Referral Systems for HB0429 Engrossed -2- LRB093 07198 RCE 07353 b 1 providing information about and referrals to human services 2 agencies to 211 callers. The standards shall prescribe the 3 technology or manner of delivering 211 calls and shall not 4 exceed any requirements for 211 systems set by the Federal 5 Communications Commission. 6 Section 15. Pilot project. 7 (a) The Board shall establish a pilot project to 8 implement 211 as a human services information and referral 9 number. The Board may award not less than 3 and not more 10 than 6 grants to calling areas in various geographical areas 11 of the State in order to establish pilot 211 systems. A 12 calling area may not be awarded more than one grant under 13 this Section. 14 (b) The Board shall establish eligibility criteria for 15 the grants awarded under this Section. 16 The criteria shall: 17 (1) Require 211 providers to submit a request for 18 proposal to the Board based upon the standards adopted by 19 the Board. 20 (2) Require 211 providers to submit signed, written 21 documentation of agreements with other human services 22 providers and local governmental agencies reflecting 23 collaboration within the calling area. 24 (3) Require 211 providers to submit evidence of 25 their ability to match the financial support granted by 26 the State. The 211 provider's match shall not be less 27 than 50% of the grant. No more than 25% of the match may 28 be from in-kind support. 29 The Board shall award the grants based upon a 211 30 provider's documented ability to serve the selected calling 31 area with high quality general information and referral 32 services at a competitive cost. HB0429 Engrossed -3- LRB093 07198 RCE 07353 b 1 Section 20. Reports. The Board shall annually report to 2 the Department of Human Services, the Governor, and the 3 General Assembly on the use of 211 services in Illinois. 4 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon 5 becoming law.