(415 ILCS 5/55.6a)
    Sec. 55.6a. Emergency Public Health Fund.
    (a) Beginning on July 1, 2003, moneys in the Emergency Public Health Fund, subject to appropriation, shall be allocated annually as follows: (i) $300,000 to the University of Illinois for the purposes described in Section 55.6(c)(6) and (ii) subject to subsection (b) of this Section, all remaining amounts to the Department of Public Health to be used to make vector control grants and surveillance grants to the Cook County Department of Public Health (for areas of the County excluding the City of Chicago), to the City of Chicago health department, and to other certified local health departments. These grants shall be used for expenses related to West Nile Virus and other vector-borne diseases. The amount of each grant shall be based on population and need as supported by information submitted to the Department of Public Health. For the purposes of this Section, need shall be determined by the Department based primarily upon surveillance data and the number of positive human cases of West Nile Virus and other vector-borne diseases occurring during the preceding year and current year in the county or municipality seeking the grant.
    (b) Beginning on July 31, 2003, on the last day of each month, the State Comptroller shall order transferred and the State Treasurer shall transfer the fees collected in the previous month pursuant to item (1.5) of subsection (a) of Section 55.8 from the Emergency Public Health Fund to the Communications Revolving Fund. These transfers shall continue until the cumulative total of the transfers is $3,000,000.
(Source: P.A. 100-327, eff. 8-24-17.)