Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Children and Family Services Act. Requires the Department of Human Services to establish a program to award grants to area projects to plan, establish, operate, coordinate, and evaluate community services programs. Requires the Department to establish eligibility requirements for grants. Sets forth procedures for grant awards. Effective immediately.
House Committee Amendment No. 1 Provides that an "area project" must be a not-for-profit organization (instead of a not-for-profit organization or local board). Deletes provisions requiring the Department of Public Health to review contracts for community service programs to ensure compliance and deletes provisions concerning the renewal of these contracts. Deletes a provision stating that the funding of new programs is based on the availability of new, additional funding. Effective immediately.