(410 ILCS 66/10)
(a) The Department shall establish a community health center expansion grant
program and may make grants to eligible community providers subject to
appropriations for that purpose. The grants shall be for the purpose of (i)
establishing new community health center sites to provide primary health care
services to medically underserved
populations or areas as defined in Section 5 or (ii) providing primary health
care services to the uninsured
population of Illinois.
(b) Grants under this Section shall be for periods of 3 years.
The Department may make new grants whenever the
total amount appropriated for grants is sufficient to fund both the new grants
and the grants already in effect.
(c) A recipient of a grant to establish a new community health
center site must add each such site to the recipient's established service
area for the purpose of extending federal FQHC or FQHC Look-Alike status to the
new site in accordance with federal regulations.
The grant recipient must complete this process by the end of the
second year of the grant.
(Source: P.A. 92-88, eff. 7-18-01.)