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 1        AN ACT in relation to human services.

 2        Be it enacted by the People of  the  State  of  Illinois,
 3    represented in the General Assembly:

 4        Section  5.  The  Department  of  Human  Services  Act is
 5    amended by adding Section 10-30 as follows:

 6        (20 ILCS 1305/10-30 new)
 7        Sec. 10-30. Refugee and immigrant services; grants.
 8        (a)  The  Department  shall  establish  a  grant  program
 9    designed to  assist  not-for-profit  community  organizations
10    that   serve   refugees   and   immigrants.      Subject   to
11    appropriations,  the  program  shall  make  grants  to  those
12    organizations to enable them to do any of the following:
13             (1)  Purchase or build buildings or office space for
14        their organizational and community programs.
15             (2) Renovate property that the  organization  leases
16        or  owns and that it uses to provide services to refugees
17        and immigrants.
18        (b) A grant under this Section may not  exceed  $100,000.
19    To  be  eligible  for  a  grant, an organization must provide
20    additional funding in an amount equal to 50% of the amount of
21    the grant.
22        (c) If  an  organization  receives  a  grant  under  this
23    Section  to purchase, build, or renovate property, and if the
24    organization  sells  that  property  within  10  years  after
25    receiving the grant, the organization must repay to the State
26    75% of the amount of the grant.
27        (d) The Department shall adopt rules  to  implement  this
28    Section, including rules specifying the manner and procedures
29    for applying for grants and the criteria for awarding grants.

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