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305 ILCS 5/12-4.5

    (305 ILCS 5/12-4.5) (from Ch. 23, par. 12-4.5)
    Sec. 12-4.5. Co-operation with Federal Government. Co-operate with the Federal Department of Health and Human Services, or with any successor agency thereof, or with any other agency of the Federal Government providing federal funds, commodities, or aid, for public aid and other purposes, in any reasonable manner not contrary to this Code, as may be necessary to qualify for federal aid for the several public aid and welfare service programs established under this Code, including the costs of administration and personnel training incurred thereunder, and for such other aid, welfare and related programs for which federal aid may be available.
    The Department of Human Services may supervise the administration of food and shelter assistance under this Section for which the Department of Human Services is authorized to receive funds from federal, State and private sources. Under such terms as the Department of Human Services may establish, such monies may be distributed to units of local government and non-profit agencies for the purpose of provision of temporary shelter and food assistance. Temporary shelter means emergency and transitional living arrangements, including related ancillary services. Allowable costs shall include remodeling costs but shall not include other costs not directly related to direct service provision.
    The Department of Human Services may provide low income families and individuals appropriate supportive services on site to enhance their ability to maintain independent living arrangements or may contract for the provision of those services on site with entities that develop or operate housing developments, governmental units, community based organizations, or not for profit organizations. Those living arrangements may include transitional housing, single-room occupancy (SRO) housing developments, or family housing developments. Supportive services may include any service authorized under this Code including, but not limited to, services relating to substance abuse, mental health, transportation, child care, or case management. When appropriate, the Department of Human Services shall work with other State agencies in order to coordinate services and to maximize funding. The Department of Human Services shall give priority for services to residents of housing developments which have been funded by or have a commitment of funds from the Illinois Housing Development Authority.
    The Department of Human Services shall promulgate specific rules governing the selection of Distribution Network Agencies under the Federal Surplus Commodity Program including, but not limited to, policies relative to the termination of contracts, policies relative to fraud and abuse, appeals processes, and information relative to application and selection processes. The Department of Human Services shall also promulgate specific rules that set forth the information required to be contained in the cost reports to be submitted by each Distribution Network Agency to the Department of Human Services.
    The Department of Human Services shall cooperate with units of local government and non-profit agencies in the development and implementation of plans to assure the availability of temporary shelter for persons without a home and/or food assistance.
    The Department of Human Services shall report annually to the House and Senate Appropriations Committees of the General Assembly regarding the provision of monies for such assistance as provided in this Section, including the number of persons served, the level and cost of food provided and the level and cost of each type of shelter provided and any unmet need as to food and shelter.
    The Illinois Department of Human Services shall make such reports to the Federal Department or other Federal agencies in such form and containing such information as may be required, and shall comply with such provisions as may be necessary to assure the correctness and verification of such reports if funds are contributed by the Federal Government. In cooperating with any federal agency providing federal funds, commodities, or aid for public aid and other purposes, the Department of Human Services, with the consent of the Governor, may make necessary expenditures from moneys appropriated for such purposes for any of the subdivisions of public aid, for related purposes, or for administration.
(Source: P.A. 97-333, eff. 8-12-11.)