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(20 ILCS 3501/825-12)
(a) The Authority may develop a program to provide low-interest loans and other financing to individuals, business entities, private organizations, and units of local government for conservation projects within the United States, provided that, if the conservation project is located outside of the State, it is owned, operated, leased or managed by an entity located within the State or any entity affiliated with an entity located within the State.
(b) Projects under this Section may include, without limitation, the acquisition of land for open-space projects, preservation or recreation measures for open spaces, and energy conservation or efficiency projects that are intended to reduce energy usage and costs.
(c) The Authority, in cooperation with the Department of Natural Resources and the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, may adopt any rules necessary for the administration of this Section. The Authority must include any information concerning the program under this Section on its Internet website.
(Source: P.A. 98-90, eff. 7-15-13.)