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(20 ILCS 105/4.07)
(a) Every citizen of the State of Illinois
who qualifies for home-delivered meals under the federal Older Americans Act
shall be provided services, subject to appropriation. The Department shall
file a report with the General Assembly and the Illinois
Aging by March 31 of the following fiscal year. The report shall include, but not be limited
following information: (i) estimates, by
citizens denied service due to insufficient funds during the preceding fiscal
and the potential impact on service delivery of any additional funds
for the current fiscal year; (ii) geographic areas and special populations
and underserved in the preceding fiscal year; (iii) estimates of additional
needed to permit the full funding of the program and the statewide provision of
services in the next fiscal year, including staffing and equipment needed to
prepare and deliver meals; (iv) recommendations for increasing the amount of
federal funding captured for the program; (v) recommendations for serving
unserved and underserved areas and special populations, to include rural areas,
dietetic meals, weekend meals, and 2 or more meals per day; and (vi) any
other information needed to assist the General Assembly and the Illinois
on Aging in developing a plan to address unserved and underserved areas of the
(b) Subject to appropriation, on an annual basis each recipient of home-delivered meals shall receive a fact sheet developed by the Department on Aging with a current list of toll-free numbers to access information on various health conditions, elder abuse, and programs for persons 60 years of age and older. The fact sheet shall be written in a language that the client understands, if possible. In addition, each recipient of home-delivered meals shall receive updates on any new program for which persons 60 years of age and older may be eligible.
(Source: P.A. 102-253, eff. 8-6-21; 103-102, eff. 1-1-24