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Public Act 096-1402





Public Act 096-1402
SB3460 EnrolledLRB096 20611 MJR 36319 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 Construction Law is amended by
changing Section 5-300 as follows:
    (105 ILCS 230/5-300)
    Sec. 5-300. Early childhood construction grants.
    (a) The Capital Development Board is authorized to make
grants to public school districts and not-for-profit entities
for early childhood construction projects. These grants shall
be paid out of moneys appropriated for that purpose from the
School Construction Fund. No grants may be awarded to entities
providing services within private residences. A public school
district or other eligible entity must provide local matching
funds in an amount equal to 10% the amount of the grant under
this Section. A public school district or other eligible entity
has no entitlement to a grant under this Section.
    (b) The Capital Development Board shall adopt rules to
implement this Section. These rules need not be the same as the
rules for school construction project grants or school
maintenance project grants. The rules may specify:
        (1) the manner of applying for grants;
        (2) project eligibility requirements;
        (3) restrictions on the use of grant moneys;
        (4) the manner in which school districts and other
    eligible entities must account for the use of grant moneys;
        (5) requirements that new or improved facilities be
    used for early childhood and other related programs for a
    period of at least 10 years; and
        (6) (5) any other provision that the Capital
    Development Board determines to be necessary or useful for
    the administration of this Section.
    (b-5) When grants are made to non-profit corporations for
the acquisition or construction of new facilities, the Capital
Development Board or any State agency it so designates shall
hold title to or place a lien on the facility for a period of 10
years after the date of the grant award, after which title to
the facility shall be transferred to the non-profit corporation
or the lien shall be removed, provided that the non-profit
corporation has complied with the terms of its grant agreement.
When grants are made to non-profit corporations for the purpose
of renovation or rehabilitation, if the non-profit corporation
does not comply with item (5) of subsection (b) of this
Section, the Capital Development Board or any State agency it
so designates shall recover the grant pursuant to the
procedures outlined in the Illinois Grant Funds Recovery Act.
    (c) The Capital Development Board, in consultation with the
State Board of Education, shall establish standards for the
determination of priority needs concerning early childhood
projects based on projects located in communities in the State
with the greatest underserved population of young children,
utilizing Census data and other reliable local early childhood
service data.
    (d) In each school year in which early childhood
construction project grants are awarded, 20% of the total
amount awarded shall be awarded to a school district with a
population of more than 500,000, provided that the school
district complies with the requirements of this Section and the
rules adopted under this Section.
(Source: P.A. 96-37, eff. 7-13-09.)
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect July 1,

Effective Date: 7/29/2010