Public Act 094-0864
HB5301 Enrolled LRB094 17996 DRJ 53299 b

    AN ACT concerning aging.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Community Senior Services and Resources Act
is amended by changing Section 25 as follows:
    (320 ILCS 60/25)
    Sec. 25. Community senior services and resource center
    (a) On and after January 1, 2005, the Department may award
grants under this Act. It is the General Assembly's intent that
grants awarded under this Act shall be made to the extent of
the availability and level of appropriations made for this
purpose by the General Assembly.
    (b) A center must meet the following criteria to be
eligible to receive a grant under this Section:
        (1) It must be a non-profit agency or a unit of local
        (2) It must be housed in a building or portion of a
    building that includes space for group activities offered
    to the community at large.
        (3) It must be open 5 or more days each week, 7 or more
    hours per day.
        (4) It must employ paid staff.
        (5) It must offer 5 or more home or community-based
    services to the community at large on a daily basis.
        (6) A majority of the participants in the center's
    programs must be seniors or family members of seniors.
    (c) A center must apply for a grant in the manner
prescribed by the Department. At a minimum, the application
must do the following:
        (1) Describe the services offered by the center.
        (2) Identify the special needs of the center and how
    the grant will be used to alleviate identified funding
        (3) Demonstrate that the center addresses the service
    needs of seniors in the community served by the center.
        (4) Describe other potential funding sources.
        (5) Describe additional funding opportunities, if any,
    to be leveraged with grant funds.
        (6) Provide proof of the center's involvement in the
    community's greater service delivery system.
        (7) Provide documentation that funds were requested
    from other sources, including, but not limited to, units of
    local government, local donors, local Area Agencies on
    Aging, or private or religious foundations.
        (8) Include letters of support for the awarding of the
    grant, from sources such as local government officials,
    community leaders, other human service providers, the
    local Area Agency on Aging, private or religious
    foundations, or local membership-based organizations.
    (d) The Department may award grants for the purposes of
modifying the physical structure of a center or experimenting
with innovative programming, which includes but is not limited
to after-hours programming, to permit a center to appeal to a
broader array of seniors.
(Source: P.A. 93-246, eff. 7-22-03.)
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.