The Joint Committee on Administrative Rules has approved three rulemakings by the Illinois State Library that were effective on July 18.
An adopted rulemaking amending the Illinois State Library Grant program (23 Ill. Adm. Code 3035) allows for the submission of grants through the Internet. Libraries will be required to annually certify their regional library system membership status to be eligible for grants (Section 3035.135 (a)).
Other changes include increasing the maximum amount of a mini-grant from $25,000 to $35,000 (Section 3035.435 (c) in the Live and Learn Construction Program) and incorporating the Illinois State Library Talking Book and Braille Service rules (formerly 23 Ill. Adm. Code 3025) as Subpart F of Part 3035. The full text of the rulemaking can be found in the Aug. 3, 2012, issue of the Illinois Register.