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|[ House Amendment 001 ]|
92_HB1691 LRB9204848DJmgA 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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