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The FundBook IL State Edition

April 2011

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The View from Illinios State Tough Decisions Ahead

Illinois’ budgeting process will have a new controller this spring as a result of provisions in the Emergency Budget Act of Fiscal Year 2011. Passed in the previous General Assembly, the law arose in the midst of an unprecedented fiscal crisis and the need to improve lump-sum budgeting. With the new law, committees in both the state House of Representatives and Senate will have to decide how to allocate the restricted amount of money the state is expected to collect during the next fiscal year. This amendment is an abrupt divergence from the past two years in which the Legislature would approve how much the state could spend and then the governor would decide how to divide it among state agencies. The seemingly most impactful part of The Act, is that Legislature will decide how much to expend and appropriation committees in both chambers will be given a revenue figure for the next fiscal year, out of which a portion for each state agency must be carved, according to the new law. Certainly, some very tough decisions are in the forefront for these committees who will be reviewing each and every line item of each agency’s forecasted budget. The most poignant question remains unanswered, “how will they decide to allocate the funding?” It sounds scarily similar to an earmark and agencies have to wonder how this will play out for cash-strapped budgets. Local agency leadership may be taking on lobbying these committees in their ‘spare’ time. Or, do committees plan to implement a formula, i.e. area population or population density, poverty rate, crime rate, responder to resident ratio, etc. for allocations. Formula funding of this nature increases the necessity for local agencies to apply for federal, state and private competitive funding. To determine what this means to your respective agency, a fact sheet on what the Emergency Budget Act of Fiscal Year 2011 entails can be found at: http://goo.gl/Sbbee

Foreclosure-Related Legislation in Springfield

The Housing Committee of the Illinois House of Representatives has extended the deadline for two bills that would help stabilize neighborhoods affected by foreclosures. This could shed some relief as the sheer number of boarded-up, distressed and abandoned or vacant buildings is staggering. Ideally, these bills are a step in the right direction to improve real estate values, increase business investments in communities and return jobs to hard-pressed rural and suburban areas. H.B. 1109 would give local governments support to advance community development and get abandoned property into responsible hands faster. This legislation would help stabilize neighborhoods by authorizing local governments to enact ordinances that hold financial institutions responsible for maintaining and securing vacant properties. The legislation would also provide clear standards that would permit “fast track” foreclosure for abandoned properties, speeding up the turnaround for abandoned properties. All too often, property owners leave before foreclosure is completed, at times before it is even initiated, and municipalities have nowhere to turn to keep these properties clean and safe and protect the value of neighborhoods. Financial institutions are able to flourish and benefit by building communities, so, naturally they should be held accountable or rather, protect the investment in the community, when the going gets tough as well. On a different end of the spectrum, H.B. 1810 would generate funding to help Illinois residents save their homes. This legislation would impose a $500 fee, usually paid by the financial institution, at the time of sale of foreclosed homes. The funds would be used to support foreclosure prevention activities such as borrower outreach, housing counseling, free legal assistance, and court-based mediation. Placing a formula for funds to develop these programs is a small price to pay with big return for everyone. This is an exciting prevention and intervention effort to empower homeowners with the tools to protect their homes and finances. The Committee Deadline for both bills is set for

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April 15, 2011. If you would like to support this package of foreclosure-related legislation, call your state representative in Springfield or the House Sponsor, Karen Yarbrough at (217) 782-8120 or via email: kyarbrough@hds.ilga.gov.

Funding for Adult Redeploy Programs

The Crime Reduction Act (Public Act 96-0761) calls for the Adult Redeploy Illinois program to establish pilot sites to increase access to communitybased services and interventions, and decrease commitments to the Illinois Department of Corrections. Modeled after the successful juvenile Redeploy Illinois program, the Adult program offers financial incentives to help communities pay for rehabilitation services and drug and mental health treatment of nonviolent offenders who remain in their own communities instead of being sent to state prisons. All Illinois counties and judicial circuits are eligible for grant funding for assistance in planning and developing and implementing local program plans that specify how to reduce commitments of nonviolent offenders to prison and to provide supervision and community-based services for such individuals. It would make sense to pilot an adult program; however, if evaluation demonstrates this program is successful, it will supply much needed funding for and create jobs within human service agencies. Proposals for funding are currently being accepted through April 29, 2011 by the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority. The grant period will run from July 1, 2011 through December 31, 2012. For more information about the Adult Redeploy Illinois program, visit http://goo.gl/grjWw. You can also contact Mary Ann Dyar, Adult Redeploy Illinois Program Administrator, at (312) 793-8949.

Possible Changes for Education

The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) is pursuing several legislative initiatives in the spring 2011 session that could bring some changes for local educational agencies (LEAs). Potential legislative initiatives for the spring session include revisions to the textbook loan program, synchronizing state and federal accountability standards, further alignment of financial oversight panels and school finance authorities, and improving funding distribution of the Bilingual Education Services Block Grant. p. ~ The Fundbook - IL | April 2011

Under the current Illinois Textbook Loan Program, in years where funds are appropriated, LEAs and eligible non-public schools receive a per-pupil amount of money and then can submit orders to ISBE using a list of available vendors. ISBE does the actual purchasing as well as vouchering of funds to the vendors. The new initiative would remove ISBE’s involvement with the purchasing of and payment for the textbooks and related materials. Any future funds allocated for the Textbook Loan Program would be distributed to eligible entities on a per-pupil basis, similar to the process used for distribution of ADA Block Grant funds. LEAs and other eligible schools would then be able to order materials directly, which would relieve ISBE of time-consuming and unnecessary administrative responsibilities. Regaining autonomy is equally valuable to LEAs who will be able to fast-track procurement for textbooks and remove an unnecessary step that relieves administrators’ time for student-related efforts. What’s in a name? Well, the different terms currently used in state and federal law lead to confusion throughout the educational system and present a need to align terminology and accountability standards. For example, under state law, certain LEAs may have a status of Academic Early Warning or Academic Watch; however, there are no similar terms under federal law. Rather, under federal law, LEAs are in School Improvement, Correction Action, or Restructuring status. Then, if the LEA has schools designated as ‘Lowest Performing Schools’, they enter the realm of Tier I, Tier II and Tier III. ISBE is proposing an initiative to align the terminology to lessen confusion, to ensure LEAs understand their eligibility for federal funding and to ensure the State Board retains the authority to take significant action to intervene in those LEAs that are persistently low-performing and not showing sufficient signs of growth. The proposed initiative regarding the alignment of financial oversight panels and school authorities would create a new financial oversight panel for all future school districts needing financial intervention. Currently, ISBE’s options for assisting school districts having serious financial difficulties are limited by the School Code. Pursuant to Article 1B of the School Code, the State Board can place a school district under a financial oversight panel (FOP) if

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the district meets certain conditions and has already been certified by ISBE in financial difficulty (under Article 1A-8 of the School Code). Placing a school district under a FOP requires official State Board action and the panels are empowered with certain responsibilities concerning a district’s finances. However, there have been instances where the Board believed a district needed stronger financial interventions than a FOP was statutorily able to offer. The proposed initiative would create a new FOP that would consist of a five member board and have the duties and powers similar to those that currently exist (in Article 1B of the School Code), but more importantly, certain of the powers that exist for the School Finance Authorities in Articles 1E and 1F. School districts under current FOP’s and School Finance Authorities would continue to operate as they have been while in existence, but any future FOP’s would operate under the parameters of the new statute. In addition, responding to some stakeholder concerns that the State Board should not have the ability to put a district under an entity with expansive powers, ISBE staff would propose language to explicitly prohibit the new FOP’s from unilaterally canceling or modifying a collective bargaining agreement that is in force as of the date of the Panel’s establishment and from leasing, subleasing, purchasing or building additional school buildings or grounds without referendum approval. Changes to the Bilingual Education/Educational Services Block Grant would allow State bilingual funding to be permanently distributed statewide in a more equitable fashion than the current allocation. When the Block Grant was originally enacted in 1996, the School Code allowed flexibility and efficiency in the distribution to and use of certain grants by, Chicago Public Schools (CPS), including the grant for the provision of State-required bilingual education services. This block grant distribution of funds means that the formula for determining the amount of funds for CPS for bilingual education services is determined by multiplying the State fiscal-year appropriation to ISBE for bilingual education by CPS’s percentage share of those programs as they stood in FY95. At the time, CPS served approximately 58% of all English Language Learner (ELL) students in Illinois and received a corresponding share of the total State bilingual funding. Times have changed. Over

the past 10 years, however, CPS’s share of the Statewide ELL population has precipitously fallen. As of the 2009-2010 school year, approximately 77% of the total number of ELL students in the State resided in districts outside of Chicago. In 2010, ISBE initiated H.B. 5886 which would have removed bilingual education from the educational services block grant for CPS, but was unable to move the legislation during that session. ISBE is recommending the introduction of a legislative proposal to allow State bilingual dollars to be permanently distributed statewide in a more equitable fashion. Fifteen years is surely too long not to evaluate a funding formula. With the exodus of ELL students from CPS over the years, yet the distribution remained the same, where did the funds get distributed. This is an instrumental move for eliminating barriers to education for ALL students at ALL LEAs. For further information on these legislative initiatives, contact Nicole Wills or Cynthia Riseman in ISBE’s Governmental Relations Division at (217) 782-6510. § This article was contributed by Meggie Chapman of Meggie Chapman & Associates. Meggie Chapman is very knowledgable of the grants and funding territory in IL and works with local governments and non-profits on grants-related services there.


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available again in the coming year. The application period is rolling, so there is as much time as necessary to plan a competitive grant before applying. (See p.11 Demystifying the EDA Grant Process Additionally, one of the most promising resources for local governments looking for this kind of federal funding is through their stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s State Energy Program (SEP). However, SEPs vary as the Department of Energy emphasizes the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s role as decision maker and administrator for SEP activities within each state. Priorities, and the amount available for this project type, are set by the state. To find out if funding is available in

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Other funding mechanisms There are also other funding types available for local government energy efficiency in buildings projects, though most are available at the state, not federal, level. An excellent resource that lists state programs relevant to this project type is the Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency, which can be accessed at goo.gl/h4b6 One federally available option is Qualified Energy Conservation Bonds (QECBs) which can assist financing qualified energy conservation projects â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a term that includes energy efficiency capital expenditures for public buildings. QECB funding is available on a state-by-state basis, based on whether the federally issued funds have already been committed. Interested officials should contact their State Energy Office for additional information about availability. >

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