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1    AN ACT concerning State government.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Illinois Emergency Employment Development
5Act is amended by changing Sections 2, 3, 6, 7, 9 and by adding
6Sections 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, and 18 as follows:
7    (20 ILCS 630/2)  (from Ch. 48, par. 2402)
8    Sec. 2. For the purposes of this Act, the following words
9have the meanings ascribed to them in this Section.
10    (a) "Advisory Committee" means the 21st Century Workforce
11Development Fund Advisory Committee, established under the
1221st Century Workforce Development Fund Act.
13    (b) (a) "Coordinator" means the Illinois Emergency
14Employment Development Coordinator appointed under Section 3.
15    (c) "Department" means the Illinois Department of Commerce
16and Economic Opportunity.
17    (d) "Director" means the Director of Commerce and Economic
19    (e) (b) "Eligible business" means a for-profit business.
20    (f) (c) "Eligible employer" means an eligible nonprofit
21agency, or an eligible business.
22    (g) (d) "Eligible job applicant" means a person who (1) has
23been a resident of this State for at least one year; and (2) is



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1unemployed; and (3) is not receiving and is not qualified to
2receive unemployment compensation or workers' compensation;
3and (4) is determined by the employment administrator to be
4likely to be available for employment by an eligible employer
5for the duration of the job. :
6        A. (1) has been a resident of this State for at least
7    one year; and (2) is unemployed; and (3) is not receiving
8    and is not qualified to receive unemployment compensation
9    or workers' compensation; and (4) is determined by the
10    employment administrator to be likely to be available for
11    employment by an eligible employer for the duration of the
12    job; or
13        B. is otherwise eligible for services under the Job
14    Training Partnership Act (29 USCA 1501 et seq.).
15    In addition, a farmer who resides in a county qualified
16under Federal Disaster Relief and who can demonstrate severe
17financial need may be considered unemployed under this
19    (h) (e) "Eligible nonprofit agency" means an organization
20exempt from taxation under the Internal Revenue Code of 1954,
21Section 501(c)(3).
22    (i) (f) "Employment administrator" means the
23administrative entity designated by the Coordinator, and
24approved by the Advisory Committee, to administer the
25provisions of this Act in each service delivery area. With
26approval of the Advisory Committee, the Coordinator may



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1designate an administrative entity authorized under the
2Workforce Investment Act or private, public, or non-profit
3entities that have proven effectiveness in providing training,
4workforce development, and job placement services to
5low-income individuals Manager of the Department of Commerce
6and Economic Opportunity Job Training Programs Division or his
7or her designee.
8    (j) (g) "Household" means a group of persons living at the
9same residence consisting of, at a maximum, spouses and the
10minor children of each.
11    (k) (h) "Program" means the Illinois Emergency Employment
12Development Program created by this Act consisting of temporary
13work relief projects in nonprofit agencies and new job creation
14in the private sector.
15    (i) "Service Delivery Area" means that unit or units of
16local government designated by the Governor pursuant to Title
17I, Part A, Section 102 of the Job Training Partnership Act (29
18USCA et seq.).
19    (j) "Excess unemployed" means the number of unemployed in
20excess of 6.5% of the service delivery area population.
21    (k) "Private industry council" means governing body of each
22service delivery area created pursuant to Title I, Section 102
23of the Job Training Partnership Act (29 USC 1501 et seq.).
24    (l) "Service delivery area" means an area designated as a
25Local Workforce Investment Area by the State.
26    (m) "Workforce Investment Act" means the federal Workforce



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1Investment Act of 1998, any amendments to that Act, and any
2other applicable federal statutes.
3(Source: P.A. 94-793, eff. 5-19-06.)
4    (20 ILCS 630/3)  (from Ch. 48, par. 2403)
5    Sec. 3. Illinois Emergency Employment Development
7    (a) The governor shall may appoint an Illinois Emergency
8Employment Development Coordinator to administer the
9provisions of this Act. The coordinator shall be within the
10Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, but shall be
11responsible directly to the governor. The coordinator shall
12have the powers necessary to carry out the purpose of the
14    (b) The coordinator shall:
15        (1) recommend one or more Employment Administrators
16    for each service delivery area for approval by the Advisory
17    Committee, with recommendations based on the demonstrated
18    ability of the Employment Administrator to identify and
19    address local needs Coordinate the Program with other State
20    agencies;
21        (2) enter into a contract with one or more Employment
22    Administrators in each service delivery area Coordinate
23    administration of the program with the general assistance
24    program;
25        (3) assist the Employment Administrator in developing



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1    a satisfactory plan if an Employment Administrator submits
2    one that does not conform to program requirements Set
3    policy regarding disbursement of program funds; and
4        (4) convene and provide staff support to the Advisory
5    Committee;
6        (5) coordinate the program with other State agencies
7    and services including public benefits and workforce
8    programs for unemployed individuals; and Perform general
9    program marketing and monitoring functions.
10        (6) perform general program marketing and monitoring
11    functions.
12    (c) The coordinator shall administer the program within the
13Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. The Director
14of Commerce and Economic Opportunity shall provide
15administrative support services to the coordinator for the
16purposes of the program.
17    (d) The coordinator shall report to the Governor, the
18Advisory Committee, Illinois Job Training Coordinating Council
19and the General Assembly on a quarterly basis concerning (1)
20the number of persons employed under the program; (2) the
21number and type of employers under the program; (3) the amount
22of money spent in each service delivery area for wages for each
23type of employment and each type of other expenses; (4) the
24number of persons who have completed participation in the
25program and their current employment, educational or training
26status; and (5) any information requested by the General



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1Assembly, the Advisory Committee, or governor or deemed
2pertinent by the coordinator; and (6) any identified violations
3of this Act and actions taken. Each report shall include
4cumulative information, as well as information for each
6    (e) Rules. The Director of Commerce and Economic
7Opportunity, with the advice of the coordinator and the
8Advisory Committee, shall adopt rules for the administration
9and enforcement of this Act.
10(Source: P.A. 96-995, eff. 1-1-11.)
11    (20 ILCS 630/6)  (from Ch. 48, par. 2406)
12    Sec. 6. Program funds; uses. Funds appropriated for the
13purposes of the program shall not exceed $10 million per fiscal
15    Funds appropriated for the purposes of the program may be
16used as follows:
17    (a) To provide a State contribution for wages and fringe
18benefits for eligible job applicants for a maximum of 1,040
19hours over a maximum period of 52 26 weeks per job applicant.
20For eligible job applicants participating in a job training
21program, the State contribution for wages may be used for a
22maximum period of 52 weeks per job applicant. The minimum
23allowable hourly wage for job applicants employed in this
24program shall not be below 120% of the current State minimum
25wage rate. At least 75% of the funds appropriated for the



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1program must be used to pay wages and fringe benefits for
2eligible job applicants. State contribution amounts are as
4        (1) For for-profit business employers, the The State
5    contribution for wages shall be 50% of the minimum
6    allowable hourly wage wages up to a maximum of $4 per hour
7    for each eligible job applicant employed. The State
8    contribution for fringe benefits may be up to 25% of the
9    State wage contribution $1 per hour for each eligible job
10    applicant employed. The employer must match wages in an
11    amount equal to or greater than the State contribution for
12    this program. Employers are responsible for the remaining
13    costs of any benefits provided and other employment related
14    costs. The However, the employer may use funds from other
15    sources to provide increased wages and benefits to the
16    applicants it employs. During the first fiscal year in
17    which the program is in effect, at least 75% of the funds
18    appropriated for the program must be used to pay wages for
19    eligible job applicants. During each subsequent fiscal
20    year in which the program is in effect, at least 85% of the
21    funds appropriated for the program must be used to pay
22    wages for eligible job applicants;
23        (2) For non-profit employers participating in this
24    program, the State contribution for wages shall be 75% of
25    the minimum allowable hourly wage for each eligible job
26    applicant employed. The State contribution for fringe



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1    benefits may be up to 25% of the state wage contribution
2    per hour for each eligible job applicant employed. The
3    employer must match wages in an amount equal to or greater
4    than the State contribution for this program. The State
5    contribution may be used to provide workers' compensation
6    coverage to applicants employed by government or
7    non-profit agencies under this Act. Employers are
8    responsible for the remaining costs of any benefits. The
9    employer may use funds from other sources to provide
10    increased wages and benefits to the applicants it employs.
11    (b) To provide child care services or subsidies or other
12supportive services necessary to maintain employment to
13applicants employed under the program;
14    (c) To provide workers' compensation coverage to
15applicants employed by nonprofit agencies under the program;
16    (d) To provide job search assistance, labor market
17orientation, job seeking and work readiness skills, and
18referral for other services;
19    (e) To purchase supplies and materials for projects
20creating permanent improvements to public property in an amount
21not to exceed one percent of the funds appropriated; and .
22    (f) To reimburse the Department in an amount not to exceed
231% of the funds appropriated for the actual cost of
24administering this Act, and to reimburse the Employment
25Administrators in an amount not to exceed 4.5% of the funds
26allocated to them for their actual cost of administering this



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1Act. The Director and the Employment Administrators shall
2leverage funds from other sources to cover the administrative
3costs of this program whenever possible.
4    The Employment Administrator of each service delivery area
5shall submit to the Coordinator a spending plan establishing
6that funds allocated to the service delivery area will be used
7within one year after the effective date, in the manner
8required by this Act. Any funds allocated to a service delivery
9area for which there is no spending plan approved by the
10Coordinator shall be returned to the Department and may be
11reallocated by the Coordinator to other Employment
13(Source: P.A. 84-792.)
14    (20 ILCS 630/7)  (from Ch. 48, par. 2407)
15    Sec. 7. Duties of State agencies.
16    (a) The Department of Employment Security Commerce and
17Economic Opportunity shall post information publicizing
18publicize the program and shall provide staff assistance as
19requested by employment administrators in the screening of
20businesses and the collection of data about participants in the
22    (b) The Director of Children and Family Services shall make
23available provide to each employment administrator lists of
24currently licensed local day care facilities, updated
25quarterly, to be available to all persons employed under the



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2    (c) The Secretary of Human Services shall post information
3publicizing the program to applicants and recipients of take
4all steps necessary to inform each applicant for public aid of
5the availability of the program.
6(Source: P.A. 94-793, eff. 5-19-06.)
7    (20 ILCS 630/9)  (from Ch. 48, par. 2409)
8    Sec. 9. (a) Eligible businesses. A business employer is an
9eligible employer if it enters into a written contract, signed
10and subscribed to under oath, with the employment administrator
11for its service delivery area containing assurances that:
12    (1) funds received by a business shall be used only as
13permitted under the program;
14    (2) the business has submitted a plan to the employment
15administrator (1) describing the duties and proposed
16compensation of each employee proposed to be hired under the
17program; and (2) demonstrating that with the funds provided
18under the program the business is likely to succeed and
19continue to employ persons hired under the program;
20    (3) the business will use funds exclusively for
21compensation and fringe benefits of eligible job applicants and
22will provide employees hired with these funds with fringe
23benefits and other terms and conditions of employment
24comparable to those provided to other employees of the business
25who do comparable work;



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1    (4) the funds are necessary to allow the business to begin,
2or to employ additional people, but not to fill positions which
3would be filled even in the absence of funds from this program;
4    (5) the business will cooperate with the coordinator in
5collecting data to assess the result of the program; and
6    (6) the business is in compliance with all applicable
7affirmative action, fair labor, health, safety, and
8environmental standards.
9    (b) In allocating funds among eligible businesses, the
10employment administrator shall give priority to businesses
11which best satisfy the following criteria:
12    (1) have a high potential for growth and long-term job
14    (2) are labor intensive;
15    (3) make high use of local and State resources;
16    (4) are under ownership of women and minorities;
17    (4-5) meet the definition of a small business as defined in
18Section 5 of the Small Business Advisory Act;
19    (4-10) produce energy conserving materials or services or
20are involved in development of renewable sources of energy;
21    (5) have their primary places of business in the State; and
22    (6) intend to continue the employment of the eligible
23applicant for at least 6 months of unsubsidized employment.
24    (c) (Blank). If the eligible employee remains employed for
256 months of unsubsidized employment, his employer may apply for
26a bonus equal to 1/6 of the subsidy provided to the employer



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1for that employee under this Act.
2    (d) A business receiving funds under this program shall
3repay 70% of the amount received for each eligible job
4applicant employed who does not continue in the employment of
5the business for at least 6 months beyond the subsidized period
6unless the employer dismisses an employee for good cause and
7works with the Employment Administrator to employ and train
8another person referred by the Employment Administrator. The
9Employment Administrator shall forward payments received under
10this subsection to the Coordinator on a monthly basis. The
11Coordinator shall deposit these payments into the Illinois 21st
12Century Workforce Development Fund.
13(Source: P.A. 84-1399.)
14    (20 ILCS 630/11 new)
15    Sec. 11. Illinois 21st Century Workforce Development Fund
16Advisory Committee.
17    (a) The 21st Century Workforce Development Fund Advisory
18Committee, established under the 21st Century Workforce
19Development Fund Act, shall provide oversight to the Illinois
20Emergency Employment Development program.
21    (b) The Advisory Committee shall meet at the call of the
22Coordinator to do the following:
23        (1) establish guidelines for the selection of
24    Employment Administrators;
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1    approve final selection of Employment Administrators;
2        (3) develop guidelines for the emergency employment
3    development plans to be created by each Employment
4    Administrator;
5        (4) review the emergency employment development plan
6    submitted by the Employment Administrator of each service
7    delivery area and approve satisfactory plans;
8        (5) ensure that the program is widely marketed to
9    employers and eligible job seekers;
10        (6) set policy regarding disbursement of program
11    funds; and
12        (7) review program quarterly reports and make
13    recommendations for program improvements as needed.
14    (20 ILCS 630/12 new)
15    Sec. 12. Allocation of funds among service delivery areas.
16    (a) 90% of the funds available for allocation to Employment
17Administrators for the program must be allocated among service
18delivery areas as follows: each service delivery area shall be
19eligible to receive that proportion of the funds available
20which equals the number of unemployed persons in the service
21delivery area divided by the total number of unemployed persons
22in the State for the 12-month period ending on the most recent
23March 31.
24    (b) 10% of the funds available for allocation to employment
25administrators under the program must be allocated at the



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1discretion of the Advisory Committee to Employment
3        (1) who will maximize the use of the funds through
4    coordination with other programs and State, local, and
5    federal agencies, through the use of matching funds, or
6    through the involvement of low-income constituent groups;
7        (2) who have demonstrated need beyond the allocation
8    available under subsection (a); and
9        (3) who have demonstrated outstanding performance in
10    job creation.
11    (20 ILCS 630/13 new)
12    Sec. 13. Allocation within service delivery areas;
13priorities. Allocation of funds within a service delivery area
14shall be determined by the Employment Administrator in each
15service delivery area. The Employment Administrator shall give
16priority to job applicants who: (i) live in households with no
17other earned income source; (ii) have been unemployed for 6
18months or more; or (iii) who would otherwise be eligible to
19receive Temporary Aid to Needy Families under Article IV of the
20Public Aid Code, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or
21general assistance under Article VI of the Illinois Public Aid
23    (20 ILCS 630/14 new)
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1    (a) The Employment Administrator for each service delivery
2area has the powers and duties given in this Section and any
3additional duties given by the Coordinator.
4    (b) Each Employment Administrator shall develop an
5emergency employment development plan for its service delivery
6area under guidelines developed by the Advisory Committee and
7submit it to the Coordinator within the period allowed by the
8Coordinator. To the extent feasible, the Employment
9Administrator shall seek input from potential eligible
10employers and the public. The Employment Administrator shall
11consult with local sources of information to identify current
12local needs, including, but not limited to, local Workforce
13Investment Boards, economic development councils, community
14action agencies, and local Labor Market Information from the
15Department of Employment Security.
16    (c) Each Employment Administrator shall publicize the
17program within its service delivery area to seek maximum
18participation by eligible job applicants and employers.
19    (d) Each Employment Administrator shall enter into
20contracts with eligible employers setting forth the terms of
21their participation in the program as required by this Act.
22    (e) Each Employment Administrator shall screen job
23applicants and employers to achieve the best possible placement
24of eligible job applicants with eligible employers.
25    (f) Each Employment Administrator shall maintain a list of
26eligible job applicants unable to secure employment under the



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1program at the time of application. The list shall prioritize
2eligible job applicants and shall be used to fill jobs with
3eligible employers as they become available. Each Employment
4Administrator shall receive and coordinate referrals from
5other local organizations.
6    (g) Each Employment Administrator shall cooperate with
7local educational and training institutions to coordinate and
8publicize the availability of their resources to assure that
9applicants may receive training needed before or while employed
10in jobs which are available under the program.
11    (h) Each Employment Administrator may disburse funds not to
12exceed 1% of the amount allocated to its service delivery area
13for the purchase of supplies and materials for projects
14creating permanent improvements to public property.
15    (20 ILCS 630/17 new)
16    Sec. 17. Work incentive demonstration project.
17    (a) In order to maximize the opportunity for recipients of
18Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, Earnfare, Supplemental
19Nutrition Assistance Program, or other related public
20assistance to take full advantage of the jobs created by this
21Act, the Secretary of Human Services shall inform each
22applicant or recipient of benefits of the availability of this
24    (b) The Coordinator and members of the Advisory Committee
25shall explore available resources to leverage in combination



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1with the wage subsidies in this Act to develop a Transitional
2Jobs program. This Transitional Jobs program would prioritize
3services for individuals with limited experience in the labor
4market and barriers to employment, including but not limited
5to, recipients of Temporary Assistance to Needy Families,
6Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or other related
7public assistance, and people with criminal records.
8    (20 ILCS 630/18 new)
9    Sec. 18. Worker displacement.
10    (a) An eligible employer may not terminate, lay off, or
11reduce the working hours of an employee for the purpose of
12hiring an individual with funds available under this Act.
13    (b) An eligible employer may not hire an individual with
14funds available under this Act if any other person is on layoff
15from the same or substantially equivalent job.
16    (c) In order to qualify as an eligible employer, a
17government or non-profit agency or business must certify to the
18Employment Administrator that each job created and funded under
19this Act:
20        (1) will result in an increase in employment
21    opportunity over the level that would otherwise be
22    available;
23        (2) will not result in the displacement of currently
24    employed workers, including partial displacement such as
25    reduction in hours of non-overtime work, wages, or



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1    employment benefits; and
2        (3) will not impair existing contracts for service or
3    result in the substitution of program funds for other funds
4    in connection with work that would otherwise be performed.
5    Section 10. The Corporate Accountability for Tax
6Expenditures Act is amended by changing Section 5 as follows:
7    (20 ILCS 715/5)
8    Sec. 5. Definitions. As used in this Act:
9    "Base years" means the first 2 complete calendar years
10following the effective date of a recipient receiving
11development assistance.
12    "Date of assistance" means the commencement date of the
13assistance agreement, which date triggers the period during
14which the recipient is obligated to create or retain jobs and
15continue operations at the specific project site.
16    "Default" means that a recipient has not achieved its job
17creation, job retention, or wage or benefit goals, as
18applicable, during the prescribed period therefor.
19    "Department" means, unless otherwise noted, the Department
20of Commerce and Economic Opportunity or any successor agency.
21    "Development assistance" means (1) tax credits and tax
22exemptions (other than given under tax increment financing)
23given as an incentive to a recipient business organization
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1made by the Department under the Economic Development for a
2Growing Economy Tax Credit Act, River Edge Redevelopment Zone
3Act, and the Illinois Enterprise Zone Act, including the High
4Impact Business program, (2) grants or loans given to a
5recipient as an incentive to a business organization pursuant
6to the River Edge Redevelopment Zone Act, Large Business
7Development Program, the Business Development Public
8Infrastructure Program, or the Industrial Training Program,
9(3) the State Treasurer's Economic Program Loans, (4) the
10Illinois Department of Transportation Economic Development
11Program, and (5) all successor and subsequent programs and tax
12credits designed to promote large business relocations and
13expansions. "Development assistance" does not include tax
14increment financing, assistance provided under the Illinois
15Enterprise Zone Act and River Edge Redevelopment Zone Act
16pursuant to local ordinance, participation loans, or financial
17transactions through statutorily authorized financial
18intermediaries in support of small business loans and
19investments or given in connection with the development of
20affordable housing. "Development assistance" includes
21assistance under the Illinois Emergency Employment Program
22pursuant to the Illinois Emergency Development Act.
23    "Development assistance agreement" means any agreement
24executed by the State granting body and the recipient setting
25forth the terms and conditions of development assistance to be
26provided to the recipient consistent with the final application



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1for development assistance, including but not limited to the
2date of assistance, submitted to and approved by the State
3granting body.
4    "Full-time, permanent job" means either: (1) the
5definition therefor in the legislation authorizing the
6programs described in the definition of development assistance
7in the Act or (2) if there is no such definition, then as
8defined in administrative rules implementing such legislation,
9provided the administrative rules were in place prior to the
10effective date of this Act. On and after the effective date of
11this Act, if there is no definition of "full-time, permanent
12job" in either the legislation authorizing a program that
13constitutes economic development assistance under this Act or
14in any administrative rule implementing such legislation that
15was in place prior to the effective date of this Act, then
16"full-time, permanent job" means a job in which the new
17employee works for the recipient at a rate of at least 35 hours
18per week.
19    "New employee" means either: (1) the definition therefor in
20the legislation authorizing the programs described in the
21definition of development assistance in the Act or (2) if there
22is no such definition, then as defined in administrative rules
23implementing such legislation, provided the administrative
24rules were in place prior to the effective date of this Act. On
25and after the effective date of this Act, if there is no
26definition of "new employee" in either the legislation



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1authorizing a program that constitutes economic development
2assistance under this Act nor in any administrative rule
3implementing such legislation that was in place prior to the
4effective date of this Act, then "new employee" means a
5full-time, permanent employee who represents a net increase in
6the number of the recipient's employees statewide. "New
7employee" includes an employee who previously filled a new
8employee position with the recipient who was rehired or called
9back from a layoff that occurs during or following the base
11    The term "New Employee" does not include any of the
13        (1) An employee of the recipient who performs a job
14    that was previously performed by another employee in this
15    State, if that job existed in this State for at least 6
16    months before hiring the employee.
17        (2) A child, grandchild, parent, or spouse, other than
18    a spouse who is legally separated from the individual, of
19    any individual who has a direct or indirect ownership
20    interest of at least 5% in the profits, capital, or value
21    of any member of the recipient.
22    "Part-time job" means either: (1) the definition therefor
23in the legislation authorizing the programs described in the
24definition of development assistance in the Act or (2) if there
25is no such definition, then as defined in administrative rules
26implementing such legislation, provided the administrative



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1rules were in place prior to the effective date of this Act. On
2and after the effective date of this Act, if there is no
3definition of "part-time job" in either the legislation
4authorizing a program that constitutes economic development
5assistance under this Act or in any administrative rule
6implementing such legislation that was in place prior to the
7effective date of this Act, then "part-time job" means a job in
8which the new employee works for the recipient at a rate of
9less than 35 hours per week.
10    "Recipient" means any business that receives economic
11development assistance. A business is any corporation, limited
12liability company, partnership, joint venture, association,
13sole proprietorship, or other legally recognized entity.
14    "Retained employee" means either: (1) the definition
15therefor in the legislation authorizing the programs described
16in the definition of development assistance in the Act or (2)
17if there is no such definition, then as defined in
18administrative rules implementing such legislation, provided
19the administrative rules were in place prior to the effective
20date of this Act. On and after the effective date of this Act,
21if there is no definition of "retained employee" in either the
22legislation authorizing a program that constitutes economic
23development assistance under this Act or in any administrative
24rule implementing such legislation that was in place prior to
25the effective date of this Act, then "retained employee" means
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1equivalent job preserved at a specific facility or site, the
2continuance of which is threatened by a specific and
3demonstrable threat, which shall be specified in the
4application for development assistance.
5    "Specific project site" means that distinct operational
6unit to which any development assistance is applied.
7    "State granting body" means the Department, any State
8department or State agency that provides development
9assistance that has reporting requirements under this Act, and
10any successor agencies to any of the preceding.
11    "Temporary job" means either: (1) the definition therefor
12in the legislation authorizing the programs described in the
13definition of development assistance in the Act or (2) if there
14is no such definition, then as defined in administrative rules
15implementing such legislation, provided the administrative
16rules were in place prior to the effective date of this Act. On
17and after the effective date of this Act, if there is no
18definition of "temporary job" in either the legislation
19authorizing a program that constitutes economic development
20assistance under this Act or in any administrative rule
21implementing such legislation that was in place prior to the
22effective date of this Act, then "temporary job" means a job in
23which the new employee is hired for a specific duration of time
24or season.
25    "Value of assistance" means the face value of any form of
26development assistance.



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1(Source: P.A. 93-552, eff. 8-20-03; 94-793, eff. 5-19-06;
294-1021, eff. 7-12-06.)
3    Section 15. The 21st Century Workforce Development Fund Act
4is amended by changing Section 15 as follows:
5    (30 ILCS 787/15)
6    Sec. 15. Use of Fund.
7    (a) Role of Fund. Subject to appropriation, resources
8Resources from the Fund are intended to be used flexibly to
9support innovative and locally-driven strategies, to leverage
10other funding sources, and to fill gaps in existing workforce
11development resources in Illinois. They are not intended to
12supplant existing workforce development resources.
13    (b) Distribution of funds. Funds shall be distributed
14through competitive grantmaking processes administered by the
15Department and overseen by the Advisory Committee. No more than
166% of funds used for grants may be retained by the Department
17for administrative costs or for program evaluation or technical
18assistance activities.
19    (c) Grantmaking. The Department must administer funds
20through competitive grantmaking in accordance with the
21priorities described in this Act. Grantmaking must be used to
22support workforce development strategies consistent with the
23priorities outlined in this Act. Strategies may include, but
24are not limited to the following:



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1        (i) Expanded grantmaking for existing State workforce
2    development strategies, including the Job Training and
3    Economic Development Program and programs designed to
4    increase the number of persons traditionally
5    underrepresented in the building trades, specifically
6    minorities and women.
7        (ii) Workforce development initiatives that help the
8    least skilled adults access employment and education
9    opportunities, including transitional jobs programs and
10    educational bridge programming that integrate basic
11    education and occupational skills training.
12        (iii) Sectoral strategies that develop
13    industry-specific workforce education and training
14    services that lead to existing or expected jobs with
15    identified employers and that include services to ensure
16    that low-income, low-skilled adults can be served.
17        (iv) Support for the development and implementation of
18    workforce education and training programs in the energy
19    efficiency, renewable energy, and pollution control
20    cleanup and prevention industries.
21        (v) Support for planning activities that: ensure that
22    workforce development and education needs of low-skilled
23    adults are integrated into industry-specific career
24    pathways; analyze labor market data to track workforce
25    trends in the State's energy-related initiatives; or
26    increase the capacity of communities to provide workforce



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1    services to low-income, low-skilled adults.
2    (d) Allowable expenditures. Grant funds are limited to
3expenditures for the following:
4        (i) Basic skills training, adult education,
5    occupational training, job readiness training, and
6    soft-skills training for which financial aid is otherwise
7    not available.
8        (ii) Workforce development-related services including
9    mentoring, job development, support services,
10    transportation assistance, and wage subsidies, that are
11    tied to participation in training and employment.
12        (iii) Capacity building, program development, and
13    technical assistance activities necessary for the
14    development and implementation of new workforce education
15    and training strategies.
16    No more than 5% of any grant may be used for administrative
18    (e) Eligible applicants. For grants under this Section,
19eligible applicants include the following:
20        (i) Any private, public, and non-profit entities that
21    provide education, training, and workforce development
22    services to low-income individuals.
23        (ii) Educational institutions.
24        (iii) Labor and business associations.
25(Source: P.A. 96-771, eff. 8-28-09.)
26    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect July 1,



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