(20 ILCS 662/15)
    Sec. 15. Technical assistance grants. The Department may make grants to units of local government to develop, update, administer, and implement comprehensive plans, subsidiary plans, land development regulations, development incentives, market feasibility studies, and environmental assessments that promote and encourage the principles of comprehensive planning. Comprehensive planning includes appropriately and proportionally weighing the elements listed in Section 25 of this Act and including them within the comprehensive plan.
    The Department may adopt rules establishing standards and procedures for determining eligibility for the grants, regulating the use of funds under the grants, and requiring periodic reporting of the results and impact of activities funded by the grants. No individual grant under this Act may have duration of more than 24 months.
    The Department, in the determination of grantees, may also seek an even balance of grants within metropolitan regions.
(Source: P.A. 92-768, eff. 8-6-02.)