Public Act 098-0645
HB4440 EnrolledLRB098 18023 NHT 53152 b

    AN ACT concerning education.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The School Code is amended by changing Section
1C-2 as follows:
    (105 ILCS 5/1C-2)
    Sec. 1C-2. Block grants.
    (a) For fiscal year 1999, and each fiscal year thereafter,
the State Board of Education shall award to school districts
block grants as described in subsection (c). The State Board of
Education may adopt rules and regulations necessary to
implement this Section. In accordance with Section 2-3.32, all
state block grants are subject to an audit. Therefore, block
grant receipts and block grant expenditures shall be recorded
to the appropriate fund code.
    (b) (Blank).
    (c) An Early Childhood Education Block Grant shall be
created by combining the following programs: Preschool
Education, Parental Training and Prevention Initiative. These
funds shall be distributed to school districts and other
entities on a competitive basis. Not less than 14% 11% of this
grant shall be used to fund programs for children ages 0-3,
which percentage shall increase to at least 20% by Fiscal Year
2016 2015. However, if, in a given fiscal year, the amount
appropriated for the Early Childhood Education Block Grant is
insufficient to increase the percentage of the grant to fund
programs for children ages 0-3 without reducing the amount of
the grant for existing providers of preschool education
programs, then the percentage of the grant to fund programs for
children ages 0-3 may be held steady instead of increased.
(Source: P.A. 95-793, eff. 1-1-09; 96-423, eff. 8-13-09.)
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect July 1,