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Full Text of HB5301  94th General Assembly



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1     AN ACT concerning aging.
2     Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3 represented in the General Assembly:
4     Section 5. The Community Senior Services and Resources Act
5 is amended by changing Section 25 as follows:
6     (320 ILCS 60/25)
7     Sec. 25. Community senior services and resource center
8 grants.
9     (a) On and after January 1, 2005, the Department may award
10 grants under this Act. It is the General Assembly's intent that
11 grants awarded under this Act shall be made to the extent of
12 the availability and level of appropriations made for this
13 purpose by the General Assembly.
14     (b) A center must meet the following criteria to be
15 eligible to receive a grant under this Section:
16         (1) It must be a non-profit agency or a unit of local
17     government.
18         (2) It must be housed in a building or portion of a
19     building that includes space for group activities offered
20     to the community at large.
21         (3) It must be open 5 or more days each week, 7 or more
22     hours per day.
23         (4) It must employ paid staff.
24         (5) It must offer 5 or more home or community-based
25     services to the community at large on a daily basis.
26         (6) A majority of the participants in the center's
27     programs must be seniors or family members of seniors.
28     (c) A center must apply for a grant in the manner
29 prescribed by the Department. At a minimum, the application
30 must do the following:
31         (1) Describe the services offered by the center.
32         (2) Identify the special needs of the center and how



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1     the grant will be used to alleviate identified funding
2     problems.
3         (3) Demonstrate that the center addresses the service
4     needs of seniors in the community served by the center.
5         (4) Describe other potential funding sources.
6         (5) Describe additional funding opportunities, if any,
7     to be leveraged with grant funds.
8         (6) Provide proof of the center's involvement in the
9     community's greater service delivery system.
10         (7) Provide documentation that funds were requested
11     from other sources, including, but not limited to, units of
12     local government, local donors, local Area Agencies on
13     Aging, or private or religious foundations.
14         (8) Include letters of support for the awarding of the
15     grant, from sources such as local government officials,
16     community leaders, other human service providers, the
17     local Area Agency on Aging, private or religious
18     foundations, or local membership-based organizations.
19     (d) The Department may award grants for the purposes of
20 modifying the physical structure of a center or experimenting
21 with innovative programming, which includes but is not limited
22 to after-hours programming, to permit a center to appeal to a
23 broader array of seniors.
24 (Source: P.A. 93-246, eff. 7-22-03.)
25     Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
26 becoming law.