(105 ILCS 105/9b)
(from Ch. 122, par. 1409b)
Grants for asbestos abatement work undertaken on or after
January 1, 1986. Schools which undertake corrective action on or after
January 1, 1986 shall be eligible for grants for asbestos abatement
activities conducted in accordance with this Act and the rules promulgated
thereunder. Funds shall be provided only to those schools which have been
inspected pursuant to this Act. Schools which desire abatement grants
shall apply to the Department for such grants on forms designed and
provided by the Department. The Department shall evaluate applications to
establish priorities for funding recognizing the degree of health hazard
present and shall categorize school needs using a numerical ranking.
In conjunction with the State Board of Education, the Department shall
calculate the amount of grant for which a public school district is
eligible, based upon a Grant Index developed by the State Board of
Education. The Grant Index shall be based upon the equalized assessed
valuation of the school district and other measures of relative wealth to
determine the percentage of the total cost of corrective action for which
grants shall be authorized. The Grant Index for any school district is
equal to one minus the ratio of the district's equalized assessed valuation
per pupil in weighted daily average attendance to the equalized assessed
valuation per pupil in weighted average daily attendance of the district
located at the ninetieth percentile for all districts of the same type.
The Grant Index for any school district shall be not less than .50 and no
greater than 1.00. The product of the district's Grant Index and the
project cost, as determined by the Department for approved corrective
action, equals the amount that shall be expended on behalf of the school.
All non-public schools shall be eligible for grants in an amount equal to
50% of the cost of corrective action.
In conjunction with the Capital Development Board, the Department shall
issue grants to schools for corrective action. The Capital Development
Board shall, in conjunction with the schools, contract with a contractor
whose name appears on the Department's list of approved contractors for the
corrective action determined necessary according to provisions of this Act
and the rules promulgated thereunder. All such contractors shall be
prequalified as may be required by The Illinois Purchasing Act. All
contracts entered into by the
schools and the Capital Development Board shall include a provision that
all work to be conducted under that contract shall be undertaken in
accordance with this Act and the rules promulgated thereunder. The Capital
Development Board shall exercise general supervision over corrective action
financed pursuant to the provisions of this Act and the rules promulgated
thereunder in schools. The Capital Development Board shall request an
annual appropriation in an amount sufficient to cover all expected grants
to be awarded in that year.
For purposes of reimbursement under this Section, corrective action means
removal, encapsulation or enclosure.
A school district may levy a tax in accordance with Section 17-2.11 of
"The School Code" in order to provide local funding for corrective action
ordered under this Act. A school may use federal loans or grants to
finance the cost of corrective action, but no State funding shall be used
to repay any federal loan received by a school for asbestos abatement projects.
(Source: P.A. 84-1096.)