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Public Act 097-0516





Public Act 097-0516
SB1235 EnrolledLRB097 02740 KTG 42761 b

    AN ACT concerning State government.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Children and Family Services Act is amended
by changing Section 22.1 as follows:
    (20 ILCS 505/22.1)  (from Ch. 23, par. 5022.1)
    Sec. 22.1. Grants-in-aid for child care services;
Department of Human Services.
    (a) Blank. The Department of Human Services may make
grants-in-aid to units of local government, voluntary agencies
and not-for-profit associations which provide day care
services. Such grants-in-aid shall be made for the purpose of
operating, extending and improving existing day facilities
which fall within the priorities set forth in subparagraphs (A)
through (F) of paragraph (4) of subsection (e) of Section 5 of
this Act, or for the purpose of providing day care services by
contracting with day facilities licensed under the Child Care
Act of 1969, regardless of whether such facilities are
organized on a for-profit or not-for-profit basis, and to
encourage the development and operation of new day care
facilities in areas of the state where they are deemed by the
Department to be most needed. The Department shall, by official
regulation, establish and publish criteria for determining the
amounts of grants-in-aid so that all interested individuals,
agencies and associations may have ready access to such
    (b) Blank. The General Assembly in recognition of the
severe shortage of available child care facilities,
particularly for families with special needs, hereby
authorizes the Department of Human Services to establish a
program for the expansion of child care which shall be known as
the Child Care Expansion Program.
    The Department of Human Services shall award a one-time
only grant to persons, organizations, or schools needing
assistance to start a child care center or mini center, as
defined by the Department, or to existing licensed child care
providers, including family home providers, for the purpose of
making capital improvements in order to accommodate
handicapped children, sick children, or infant care or children
needing night time care. No grant shall exceed $10,000.
Start-up costs shall not include operational costs after the
first 3 months of business.
    The Department of Human Services shall adopt rules setting
forth criteria, application procedures, and methods to assure
compliance with the purposes described in Section 1.
    (c) The Department of Human Services shall establish and
operate day care facilities for the children of migrant workers
in areas of the State where they are needed. The Department may
provide these day care services by contracting with private
centers if practicable. "Migrant worker" means any person who
moves seasonally from one place to another, within or without
the State, for the purpose of employment in agricultural
(Source: P.A. 89-507, eff. 7-1-97.)
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 8/23/2011