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Temporary Relocation Program

The Temporary Relocation Grant Program assists schools with the unexpected expenses of relocation in the event of a natural or man-made disaster or in the event of the condemnation of their school building.

What is the purpose of the Temporary Relocation Program?

The Temporary Relocation Program provides LOAN and/or GRANT funds to school districts for temporary relocation expenses incurred as a result of:

Fire, tornadoes, earthquakes, or other natural disasters that destroy school buildings; or

Condemnation of a school building pursuant to Section 3-14.22 of the School Code. (The Regional Superintendent has the authority to condemn a building or temporary facilities upon inspection and recommendations made by the Office of the State Fire Marshall, the Department of Public Health or the State Superintendent

What are the program terms?

Expenses: the costs incurred by the district school board implementing the temporary relocation.

Qualifying event: the destruction of a building as a result of a natural or man-made disaster or condemnation.

Relocation: the movement of students, equipment necessary for temporary relocation purposes, personnel, and records to a facility other than that to which they were assigned.

Temporary: persisting only from the date of the qualifying event until permanent facilities are available.

How do we determine loan and grant amounts?

The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) will base the amount of each loan provided on allowable expenses identified in the district's application, the estimated insurance proceeds to be realized, and the yield from the tax levied. For grants, ISBE will base the amount on how much allowable expenses identified in the application exceed the total of the estimated insurance proceeds and the yield of the tax over a seven-year period.

What are the general requirements?

The district school board making the initial application for a temporary relocation loan and/or grant must submit the following to the State Board of Education with its application:

NOTE: School districts under tax caps may be required to seek referendum approval to levy the tax. Applications will be considered on first-come, first-served basis as long as funds are available. Eligible districts that do not receive a loan or grant due to insufficient funds, will receive first consideration in the subsequent fiscal year.

What are the allowable expenses for the Temporary Relocation Program?

Note: Exceeding Normal Expenses - Those items exceeding normal expenses incurred by the district in the year prior to the qualifying event.

For further information, contact Ken Wargo 217.785.8779.