State commerce department would receive $1.34B for capital projects under Rauner budget
More than 17 percent of the governor's 2019 capital budget request would fund Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity projects, according to a state analysis.
In all, the budget includes $1.34 billion for the commerce agency.
Funding sources include $1.28 billion from the Build Illinois Bond Fund and $62 million from the capital development fund.
The Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability analysis lists Gov. Bruce Rauner's funding priorities and analyzes how it would affect the state's long-term debt. Rauner included $7.8 billion for capital projects for 23 agencies.
Commerce and Economic Opportunity capital projects
This list includes projects requiring new appropriations and do not include reappropriations for ongoing capital projects.
|University of Illinois: Discovery Partners Institute||$500,000,000|
|Statewide: Urban Weatherization Initiative Act grants||$399,000,000|
|Local projects throughout the State||$179,500,000|
|Grants to State agencies: infrastructure purposes||$75,300,000|
|Statewide: Prime Sites grants and loans||$33,600,000|
|Open Spaces, recreational and conservation purposes||$26,700,000|
|Statewide: River Edge – Brownfield Redevelopment Program||$25,500,000|
|Statewide: grants to locals for economic development||$19,300,000|
|Economic development – private sector expansion & retention||$15,100,000|
|Grants/awards through Office of Minority Economic Empowerment||$15,000,000|
|Illinois Science & Technology Park: expansion and site redevelopment||$12,400,000|
|Charter schools – LEED Green Building Ratings System||$9,000,000|
|Grants to local governments for acquisition and construction of facilities||$8,800,000|
|Grants to State agencies: educational, scientific, technical, vocational purposes||$7,300,000|
|Statewide: economic development for Economically Depressed Areas||$5,900,000|
|Statewide: economic development – technology||$2,600,000|
|Statewide: State match for stimulus or bondable improvements||$2,300,000|
|Grants to State agencies: business development||$2,200,000|
|Statewide Port Development Loan Program||$1,000,000|