Late Thursday, the Senate also Senate Bill 2038. So now both the Senate and House have  approved Senate Bill 2038, a human services funding bill with funding for community grants. Both housed passed the legislation with zero no votes! The vote should be a message to the Governor.

Senate Bill 2038 includes:

  • The Autism Program …$1,969,400
  • Best Buddies …$447,700
  • The Arc of Illinois 18 for the Life Span Project …$215,900
  • Dental Grants for People with DD …$451,600
  • Out of State residential services people with DD..$229,000
  • Respite Care Services ..$4,020,300
  • Epilepsy Services ………………………….$950,400
  • Total $8,284,300

It is unsure if the Governor will support this bill even though the funding for these important services would come from a specialized fund.
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Tony Paulauski
Executive Director
The Arc of Illinois
20901 S. LaGrange Rd. Suite 209
Frankfort, IL 60423
815-464-1832 (OFFICE)
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