(20 ILCS 3005/5.1) (from Ch. 127, par. 415)
    Sec. 5.1. Under such regulations as the Governor may prescribe, every State agency, other than State colleges and universities, agencies of legislative and judicial branches of State government, and elected State executive officers not including the Governor, shall file with the Legislative Research Unit all applications for federal grants, contracts and agreements. The Legislative Research Unit shall immediately forward all such materials to the Office for the Office's approval. Any application for federal funds which has not received Office approval shall be considered void and any funds received as a result of such application shall be returned to the federal government before they are spent. Each State agency subject to this Section shall, at least 45 days before submitting its application to the federal agency, report in detail to the Legislative Research Unit what the grant is intended to accomplish and the specific plans for spending the federal dollars received pursuant to the grant. The Legislative Research Unit shall immediately forward such materials to the Office. The Office may approve the submission of an application to the federal agency in less than 45 days after its receipt by the Office when the Office determines that the circumstances require an expedited application. Such reports of applications and plans of expenditure shall include but shall not be limited to:
        (1) an estimate of both the direct and indirect costs
    
in non-federal revenues of participation in the federal program;
        (2) the probable length of duration of the program, a
    
schedule of fund receipts and an estimate of the cost to the State of maintaining the program if and when the federal financial assistance or grant is terminated;
        (3) a list of State or local agencies utilizing the
    
financial assistance as direct recipients or subgrantees;
        (4) a description of each program proposed to be
    
funded by the financial assistance or grant; and
        (5) a description of any financial, program or
    
planning commitment on the part of the State required by the federal government as a requirement for receipt of the financial assistance or grant.
    All State agencies subject to this Section shall immediately file with the Legislative Research Unit, any awards of federal funds and any and all changes in the programs, in awards, in program duration, in schedule of fund receipts, and in estimated costs to the State of maintaining the program if and when federal assistance is terminated, or in direct and indirect costs, of any grant under which they are or expect to be receiving federal funds. The Legislative Research Unit shall immediately forward such materials to the Office.
    The Office in cooperation with the Legislative Research Unit shall develop standard forms and a system of identifying numbers for the applications and reports required by this Section. Upon receipt from the State agencies of each application and report, the Legislative Research Unit shall promptly designate the appropriate identifying number therefor and communicate such number to the respective State agency, the Comptroller and the Office.
    Each State agency subject to this Section shall include in each report to the Comptroller of the receipt of federal funds the identifying number applicable to the grant under which such funds are received.
(Source: P.A. 93-25, eff. 6-20-03; 93-632, eff. 2-1-04.)