(20 ILCS 505/17a-4) (from Ch. 23, par. 5017a-4)
    Sec. 17a-4. Grants for community-based youth services; Department of Human Services.
    (a) The Department of Human Services shall make grants for the purpose of planning, establishing, operating, coordinating and evaluating programs aimed at reducing or eliminating the involvement of youth in the child welfare or juvenile justice systems. The programs shall include those providing for more comprehensive and integrated community-based youth services including Unified Delinquency Intervention Services programs and for community services programs. The Department may authorize advance disbursement of funds for such youth services programs. When the appropriation for "comprehensive community-based service to youth" is equal to or exceeds $5,000,000, the Department shall allocate the total amount of such appropriated funds in the following manner:
        (1) no more than 20% of the grant funds appropriated
shall be awarded by the Department for new program development and innovation;
        (2) not less than 80% of grant funds appropriated
shall be allocated to community-based youth services programs based upon population of youth under 18 years of age and other demographic variables defined by the Department of Human Services by rule, which may include weighting for service priorities relating to special needs identified in the annual plans of the regional youth planning committees established under this Act;
        (3) if any amount so allocated under paragraph (2) of
this subsection (a) remains unobligated such funds shall be reallocated in a manner equitable and consistent with the purpose of paragraph (2) of this subsection (a); and
        (4) the local boards or local service systems shall
certify prior to receipt of grant funds from the Department of Human Services that a 10% local public or private financial or in-kind commitment is allocated to supplement the State grant.
    (b) Notwithstanding any provision in this Act or rules promulgated under this Act to the contrary, unless expressly prohibited by federal law or regulation, all individuals, corporations, or other entities that provide medical or mental health services, whether organized as for-profit or not-for-profit entities, shall be eligible for consideration by the Department of Human Services to participate in any program funded or administered by the Department. This subsection shall not apply to the receipt of federal funds administered and transferred by the Department for services when the federal government has specifically provided that those funds may be received only by those entities organized as not-for-profit entities.
(Source: P.A. 89-392, eff. 8-20-95; 89-507, eff. 7-1-97; 90-655, eff. 7-30-98.)