|Public Act 099-0285|
|SB1255 Enrolled||LRB099 10391 KTG 30618 b|
AN ACT concerning State government.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Children and Family Services Act is amended
by adding Section 8.1 as follows:
(20 ILCS 505/8.1 new)
Foster Youth Summer Internship Pilot Program.
(a) The Department shall adopt rules on the development and
implementation of a Foster Youth Summer Internship Pilot
Program for the purpose of providing foster youth with
professional training and experience through internships. The
Department may collaborate with other appropriate State
agencies to establish the pilot program.
(b) The Department shall adopt rules on the application
process and eligibility requirements under the pilot program,
which shall include, but not be limited to, a rule establishing
that individuals who are at least 15 years old and are current
or former foster youth are eligible to participate in the pilot
(c) The Department shall adopt rules to use the
request-for-proposal process set forth in the Illinois
Procurement Code when soliciting and entering into contractual
agreements with organizations wanting to award internships