(30 ILCS 764/10-10)
The Department is authorized to make grants for park or recreation unit construction projects with funds appropriated for that purpose from the Build Illinois Bond Fund.
No single construction project may be eligible to receive more than 10% of the amount so appropriated for any fiscal year, and no more than 10% of the total appropriation may be committed or expended on any one construction project described in an application under this Act.
Of the total amount of funds for construction projects awarded statewide, 20% shall be awarded to the Chicago Park District, provided that the Chicago Park District complies with the provisions of this Act, and 80% shall be awarded to local government units outside of the City of Chicago.
Any local government awarded a construction project grant under this Act shall be eligible for State funding assistance up to 75% of the approved project costs. Those local governments defined as "disadvantaged" shall be eligible for up to 90% State funding assistance, provided that no more than 10% of the amount so appropriated in any fiscal year under this Act is made available for such local governments.
No grant funds awarded by the Department pursuant to this Act shall be used for operational costs.
(Source: P.A. 96-820, eff. 11-18-09.)