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20 ILCS 605/605-1055

    (20 ILCS 605/605-1055)
    (Text of Section from P.A. 101-657)
    Sec. 605-1055. Illinois SBIR/STTR Matching Funds Program.
    (a) There is established the Illinois Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Matching Funds Program to be administered by the Department. In order to foster job creation and economic development in the State, the Department may make grants to eligible businesses to match funds received by the business as an SBIR or STTR Phase I award and to encourage businesses to apply for Phase II awards.
    (b) In order to be eligible for a grant under this Section, a business must satisfy all of the following conditions:
        (1) The business must be a for-profit,
    
Illinois-based business. For the purposes of this Section, an Illinois-based business is one that has its principal place of business in this State;
        (2) The business must have received an
    
SBIR/STTR Phase I award from a participating federal agency in response to a specific federal solicitation. To receive the full match, the business must also have submitted a final Phase I report, demonstrated that the sponsoring agency has interest in the Phase II proposal, and submitted a Phase II proposal to the agency.
        (3) The business must satisfy all federal
    
SBIR/STTR requirements.
        (4) The business shall not receive concurrent
    
funding support from other sources that duplicates the purpose of this Section.
        (5) The business must certify that at least
    
51% of the research described in the federal SBIR/STTR Phase II proposal will be conducted in this State and that the business will remain an Illinois-based business for the duration of the SBIR/STTR Phase II project.
        (6) The business must demonstrate its ability
    
to conduct research in its SBIR/STTR Phase II proposal.
    (c) The Department may award grants to match the funds received by a business through an SBIR/STTR Phase I proposal up to a maximum of $50,000. Seventy-five percent of the total grant shall be remitted to the business upon receipt of the SBIR/STTR Phase I award and application for funds under this Section. Twenty-five percent of the total grant shall be remitted to the business upon submission by the business of the Phase II application to the funding agency and acceptance of the Phase I report by the funding agency. A business may receive only one grant under this Section per year. A business may receive only one grant under this Section with respect to each federal proposal submission. Over its lifetime, a business may receive a maximum of 5 awards under this Section.
    (d) A business shall apply, under oath, to the Department for a grant under this Section on a form prescribed by the Department that includes at least all of the following:
        (1) the name of the business, the form of
    
business organization under which it is operated, and the names and addresses of the principals or management of the business;
        (2) an acknowledgment of receipt of the Phase
    
I report and Phase II proposal by the relevant federal agency; and
        (3) any other information necessary for the
    
Department to evaluate the application.
(Source: P.A. 101-657, eff. 3-23-21.)
 
    (Text of Section from P.A. 101-658)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2024)
    Sec. 605-1055. Personal care products industry supplier disparity study.
    (a) The Department shall compile and publish a disparity study by December 31, 2022 that: (1) evaluates whether there exists intentional discrimination at the supplier or distribution level for retailers of beauty products, cosmetics, hair care supplies, and personal care products in the State of Illinois; and (2) if so, evaluates the impact of such discrimination on the State and includes recommendations for reducing or eliminating any barriers to entry to those wishing to establish businesses at the retail level involving such products. The Department shall forward a copy of its findings and recommendations to the General Assembly and Governor.
    (b) The Department may compile, collect, or otherwise gather data necessary for the administration of this Section and to carry out the Department's duty relating to the recommendation of policy changes. The Department shall compile all of the data into a single report, submit the report to the Governor and the General Assembly, and publish the report on its website.
    (c) This Section is repealed on January 1, 2024.
(Source: P.A. 101-658, eff. 3-23-21.)