(20 ILCS 3956/15)
    (For Act repeal see Section 90)
    Sec. 15. Pilot project.
    (a) The Board shall establish a pilot project to implement 211 as a human services information and referral number. The Board may award not less than 3 and not more than 6 grants to calling areas in various geographical areas of the State in order to establish pilot 211 systems. A calling area may not be awarded more than one grant under this Section.
    (b) The Board shall establish eligibility criteria for the grants awarded under this Section.
    The criteria shall:
        (1) Require 211 providers to submit a request for
proposal to the Board based upon the standards adopted by the Board.
        (2) Require 211 providers to submit signed, written
documentation of agreements with other human services providers and local governmental agencies reflecting collaboration within the calling area.
        (3) Require 211 providers to submit evidence of their
ability to provide funding.
    The Board shall award the grants based upon a 211 provider's documented ability to serve the selected calling area with high quality general information and referral services at a competitive cost.
(Source: P.A. 93-613, eff. 11-18-03.)