(405 ILCS 35/3) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 1103)
    Sec. 3. Funding of special initiatives.
    (a) The Department may establish special funding initiatives to accomplish a variety of objectives related to the development of community support systems. Any funds appropriated by the General Assembly for any of these special initiatives shall be expended only for the stated purpose.
        (1) The Department may fund innovative community
support system components on a pilot project basis. Such funding shall be on a start-up basis, and shall include requirements for evaluation of program effectiveness. Continuation funding for program components developed in this way shall be based on demonstrated effectiveness.
        (2) The Department may fund selected pilot projects
to investigate key issues or problems encountered in development, planning and implementation of community support systems. Such funding shall include monies for research and evaluation of pilot project components.
        (3) The Department may provide continuing research
and evaluation funding grants for community support systems established or enhanced through pilot projects funded pursuant to Section 16.2 of the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Administrative Act, or as provided herein, after the period of program component funding has elapsed. The purpose of such funding shall be the assessment of long-term effects of community support systems on the needs of the chronically mentally ill, on service system development and responsiveness, and for continuing study of certain defined key issues.
    (b) (Blank).
(Source: P.A. 89-507, eff. 7-1-97; 90-372, eff. 7-1-98.)