Open Space Lands

P.A. 102-0200

Requires 50% of an Open Space Lands Acquisition and Development grant to be paid to the local government at the time of the grant award. Allows a local government to opt out of the advanced payment option at the time of the award of the grant. Also, the Department of Natural Resources shall consider an applicant's request for an extension to a grant if (i) the advanced payment is expended or legally obligated within the 2 years as required by the Illinois Grant Funds Recovery Act or (ii) no advanced payment was made.