2023 Legislative Priorities
1. Fund Local Public Health Priorities through Increases to the Local Health Protection Grant
Proposal: For FY2024, appropriate $30,000,000 from the State Coronavirus Urgent Remediation Emergency Fund to the Department of Public Health to Certified Local Health Departments to fund Health Protection Programs and to address the Certified Local Health Department’s critical health priorities.
2. Fund Physical Infrastructure Improvements at Certified Local Health Departments Statewide
Proposal: For FY2024, appropriate $25,000,000 from the Build Illinois Bond Fund to the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity for grants to Certified Local Health Departments for costs associated with physical infrastructure improvements.
3. Exempt Certified Local Health Departments from GATA Requirements for Public Health and Safety Grants Issued by IDPH
Proposal: Amend the Grant Accountability and Transparency Act (GATA) to provide that the requirements do not apply to awards, including all state and federal appropriated funds, made by the Department of Public Health to certified local health departments for the purposes of public health, public safety, and healthcare-related projects