(30 ILCS 764/10-5)
As used in this Act:
"Department" means the Department of Natural Resources.
"Applicant" means a local government that files an application for grant under this Act.
"Director" means the Director of Natural Resources.
"Local government" includes counties, townships, municipalities, park districts, conservation districts, forest preserve districts, river conservancy districts, and any other unit of local government empowered to expend public funds for the acquisition and development of land for public outdoor park, recreation, or conservation purposes.
"Disadvantaged" means an eligible local government located within a Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area (SMSA) with a per capita equalized assessed valuation (EAV) less than 60% of the State average and more than 15% of the population below the national poverty level and not containing a University in the community, or a unit of government located outside an SMSA with an EAV less than 50% of the State average and more than 20% of its population below the poverty level and not containing a University in the community.
"Park or recreation unit construction project" means the acquisition, development, construction, reconstruction, rehabilitation, improvement, architectural planning, and installation, of (i) capital facilities consisting of buildings, structures, and land for park or recreation purposes and (ii) open spaces and natural areas, as those terms are defined in Section 10 of the Illinois Open Land Trust Act.
(Source: P.A. 96-820, eff. 11-18-09.)