(410 ILCS 65/4.1) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 8054.1)
    Sec. 4.1. The Center may make grants under a Community Health Center Program ("Program") to assist existing community health centers and to encourage the development of new community health centers in designated shortage areas. Grants may be made for purposes including, but not limited to, assistance in the recruitment and retention of medical professionals, purchase of new equipment, operational expenses, facility construction and renovation, and outreach programs for medically underserved populations. The Program shall avoid duplicating resources in areas where primary health care services are already available. For purposes of this Section, "community health center" includes: (1) migrant health centers or community health centers or health care for the homeless programs supported under Section 329, 330, or 340 of the federal Public Health Service Act, respectively; and (2) Federally Qualified Health Centers as designated by the federal Health Care Financing Administration or Illinois Department of Public Health. For purpose of this Section, "designated shortage area" means a medically underserved area or health manpower shortage area as defined by the United States Department of Health and Human Services or as otherwise designated by the Illinois Department of Public Health.
(Source: P.A. 86-1187.)