(30 ILCS 105/8.27) (from Ch. 127, par. 144.27)
    Sec. 8.27. All receipts from federal financial participation in the Foster Care and Adoption Services program under Title IV-E of the federal Social Security Act, including receipts for related indirect costs, shall be deposited in the DCFS Children's Services Fund.
    Beginning on the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly, any funds paid to the State by the federal government under Title XIX and Title XXI of the Social Security Act for child welfare services delivered by community mental health providers, certified and paid as Medicaid providers by the Department of Children and Family Services, for child welfare services relating to Medicaid-eligible clients and families served consistent with the purposes of the Department of Children and Family Services, including services delivered as a result of the conversion of such providers from a comprehensive rate to a fee-for-service payment methodology, and any subsequent revenue maximization initiatives performed by such providers, and any interest earned thereon, shall be deposited directly into the DCFS Children's Services Fund. Such funds shall be used for the provision of child welfare services provided to eligible individuals identified by the Department of Children and Family Services. Child welfare services are defined in Section 5 of the Children and Family Services Act (20 ILCS 505/5).
    Eighty percent of the federal funds received by the Illinois Department of Human Services under the Title IV-A Emergency Assistance program as reimbursement for expenditures made from the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services appropriations for the costs of services in behalf of Department of Children and Family Services clients shall be deposited into the DCFS Children's Services Fund.
    All receipts from federal financial participation in the Child Welfare Services program under Title IV-B of the federal Social Security Act, including receipts for related indirect costs, shall be deposited into the DCFS Children's Services Fund for those moneys received as reimbursement for services provided on or after July 1, 1994.
    In addition, as soon as may be practicable after the first day of November, 1994, the Department of Children and Family Services shall request the Comptroller to order transferred and the Treasurer shall transfer the unexpended balance of the Child Welfare Services Fund to the DCFS Children's Services Fund. Upon completion of the transfer, the Child Welfare Services Fund will be considered dissolved and any outstanding obligations or liabilities of that fund will pass to the DCFS Children's Services Fund.
    For services provided on or after July 1, 2007, all federal funds received pursuant to the John H. Chafee Foster Care Independence Program shall be deposited into the DCFS Children's Services Fund.
    Except as otherwise provided in this Section, moneys in the Fund may be used by the Department, pursuant to appropriation by the General Assembly, for the ordinary and contingent expenses of the Department.
    In fiscal year 1988 and in each fiscal year thereafter through fiscal year 2000, the Comptroller shall order transferred and the Treasurer shall transfer an amount of $16,100,000 from the DCFS Children's Services Fund to the General Revenue Fund in the following manner: As soon as may be practicable after the 15th day of September, December, March and June, the Comptroller shall order transferred and the Treasurer shall transfer, to the extent that funds are available, 1/4 of $16,100,000, plus any cumulative deficiencies in such transfers for prior transfer dates during such fiscal year. In no event shall any such transfer reduce the available balance in the DCFS Children's Services Fund below $350,000.
    In accordance with subsection (q) of Section 5 of the Children and Family Services Act, disbursements from individual children's accounts shall be deposited into the DCFS Children's Services Fund.
    Receipts from public and unsolicited private grants, fees for training, and royalties earned from the publication of materials owned by or licensed to the Department of Children and Family Services shall be deposited into the DCFS Children's Services Fund.
    As soon as may be practical after September 1, 2005, upon the request of the Department of Children and Family Services, the Comptroller shall order transferred and the Treasurer shall transfer the unexpended balance of the Department of Children and Family Services Training Fund into the DCFS Children's Services Fund. Upon completion of the transfer, the Department of Children and Family Services Training Fund is dissolved and any outstanding obligations or liabilities of that Fund pass to the DCFS Children's Services Fund.
(Source: P.A. 95-707, eff. 1-11-08; 96-1127, eff. 7-20-10.)