(20 ILCS 3105/20)
Hospital and Healthcare Transformation Capital Investment Grant Program.
(a) The Capital Development Board, in coordination with the Department of Healthcare and Family Services, shall establish a Hospital and Healthcare Transformation Capital Investment Grant Program. The Board shall, subject to appropriation, make capital improvement grants to Illinois hospitals licensed under the Hospital Licensing Act and other qualified healthcare providers serving the people of Illinois. The Build Illinois Bond Fund and the Capital Development Fund shall be the sources of funding for the program. Eligible grant recipients shall be hospitals and other healthcare providers that offer facilities and services in a manner that supports and fulfills the mission of the Department of Healthcare and Family Services. Eligible grant recipients have no entitlement to a grant under this Section.
(b) The Capital Development Board, in consultation with the Department of Healthcare and Family Services shall adopt rules to implement this Section and shall create a competitive application procedure for grants to be awarded. The rules shall specify: the manner of applying for grants; grantee eligibility requirements; project eligibility requirements; restrictions on the use of grant moneys; the manner in grantees must account for the use of grant moneys; and any other provision that the Capital Development Board or Department of Healthcare and Family Services determine to be necessary or useful for the administration of this Section. Rules may include a requirement for grantees to provide local matching funds in an amount equal to a certain percentage of the grant.
(c) The Department of Healthcare and Family Services shall establish standards for the determination of priority needs concerning health care transformation based on projects located in communities in the State with the greatest utilization of Medicaid services or underserved communities, including, but not limited to Safety Net Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals, utilizing data available to the Department.
(d) Nothing in this Section shall exempt nor relieve any healthcare provider receiving a grant under this Section from any requirement of the Illinois Health Facilities Planning Act.
(e) No portion of a healthcare transformation capital investment program grant awarded under this Section may be used by a hospital or other healthcare provider to pay for any on-going operational costs, pay outstanding debt, or be allocated to an endowment or other invested fund.
(Source: P.A. 101-10, eff. 6-5-19; 101-604, eff. 12-13-19.)