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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 each fiscal year thereafter,
9the State Board of Education shall award to school districts
10block grants as described in subsection (c). The State Board of
11Education may adopt rules and regulations necessary to
12implement this Section. In accordance with Section 2-3.32, all
13state block grants are subject to an audit. Therefore, block
14grant receipts and block grant expenditures shall be recorded
15to 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. Not less than 14% 11% of this
22grant shall be used to fund programs for children ages 0-3,
23which percentage shall increase to at least 20% by Fiscal Year



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12016 2015. However, if, in a given fiscal year, the amount
2appropriated for the Early Childhood Education Block Grant is
3insufficient to increase the percentage of the grant to fund
4programs for children ages 0-3 without reducing the amount of
5the grant for existing providers of preschool education
6programs, then the percentage of the grant to fund programs for
7children ages 0-3 may be held steady instead of increased.
8(Source: P.A. 95-793, eff. 1-1-09; 96-423, eff. 8-13-09.)
9    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect July 1,