(315 ILCS 5/21) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 83)
    Sec. 21. Any Land Clearance Commission may apply to the Department for the grant of a sum from the amount appropriated for grants under this Act to aid and assist in carrying out redevelopment projects. Every application shall state the amount applied for and if made by a Land Clearance Commission whose area of operation includes more than one municipality shall state separately the amount to be expended in each municipality on behalf of which the application is made and each such separate amount shall be treated as a separate application. Every application shall have attached thereto a certified copy of a resolution of the governing body of the municipality within which the amount of such grant is to be expended that in the event the application is approved in whole or in part such municipality will endeavor to make available and pay to the Land Clearance Commission to be deposited by it in the fund referred to in this Section an amount at least equal to the amount so approved by the Department. No application shall be considered which does not comply with the foregoing requirements. The Department shall not approve any application for a grant within a period of 120 days after July 2, 1947. Upon the expiration of the 120 day period, the Department shall consider all applications for grants presented to it within this period of time, the same as if all such applications had been presented at the same time. The Department shall review all applications for grants and shall determine the actual needs of any applicant therefor. In determining such needs, it shall consider the prevalence of slum and blighted areas and such other areas as may constitute a redevelopment project in the area of operation of the applicant, the number of unsafe, unsanitary and congested dwelling units in the areas of operation of the respective applicants for grants, and the extent and scope of the degenerative conditions described in Section 2 prevailing in any such area as a result of the existence of slum and blighted areas or the necessity for the development or redevelopment of predominantly open land for sound community growth. The Department may deny any such application if it determines that no need therefor exists, or it may approve the application in whole or in part in accordance with its determination of need. If the appropriation made for this Act is insufficient to provide grants to all applicants on the basis of their needs as determined by the Department, the Department may determine and select the areas of operation for which grants shall be made on the basis of the relative needs of the applicants for slum and blight eradication. No application shall be approved in whole or in part unless the Department is satisfied that the amount approved will be properly employed by the Land Clearance Commission in the acquisition of a redevelopment project or projects and the development or redevelopment thereof. Whenever the Department approves any application in whole or in part, it shall immediately allocate and set aside for use by that Land Clearance Commission from the appropriation to be provided for this Act the amount so approved, and the Director of the Department shall thereupon notify the Land Clearance Commission and the presiding officer of the municipality within which such allocation is to be expended of the amount of such allocation. If the aggregate of the amounts so allocated and set aside by the Department pursuant to applications for grants presented within the 120 day period does not exhaust the appropriation, the Department shall consider applications for grants presented subsequent to the 120 day period in the manner provided in the order of their presentation. Upon the expiration of 18 months after July 2, 1947 that part of any allocation made to a Land Clearance Commission which has not been previously paid over to that Commission pursuant to this Section shall lapse and the Department may thereafter, from time to time, use these monies in making allocations to Land Clearance Commissions in the manner provided the same as if such monies had never been allocated.
    No part of the amount allocated and set aside to a Land Clearance Commission shall be paid out to that Commission except to the extent necessary to match monies paid to that Commission by the municipality for whose benefit the allocation was made, and then only in an amount equal to, but not exceeding, the amount so paid to the Commission by the municipality. Whenever and as often as a municipality for whose benefit an allocation has been made by the Department shall pay to the Land Clearance Commission an amount of money to be matched out of funds so allocated, the presiding officer of such municipality shall notify the Department in writing of the amount so paid to the Land Clearance Commission and the Director of the Department shall thereupon certify to the State Comptroller for payment to the Land Clearance Commission from the appropriation to be made available for this Act an amount equal to the payment so made by the municipality and such amount shall thereupon be paid to the Land Clearance Commission from such appropriation. Any amount so paid to a Land Clearance Commission shall be charged by the Department against the allocation made to that Commission. The aggregate of the amounts so certified by the Director of the Department to the Comptroller for payment to any Land Clearance Commission shall not exceed the amount of the allocation or allocations previously made to that Land Clearance Commission. All amounts paid to a Land Clearance Commission by a municipality and by the State pursuant to this Section shall be deposited in a separate fund by the Commission and shall be used solely for the purposes specified in Sections 9, 10, 14, 15, and 16 and such other purposes as are authorized by this Act.
(Source: P.A. 81-1509.)