Natural resources agency would get $407.8M for capital projects under Rauner budget
Just over 5 percent of the governor's 2019 capital budget request would fund Illinois Department of Natural Resources projects, according to a state analysis.
In all, the budget includes $407.8 million for the department.
Funding sources include $209 million from various recreation and wildlife funds, $148 million in capital development funds and $36 million in Build Illinois Bond Funds.
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.
Natural resources capital projects
This list includes projects requiring new appropriations and do not include reappropriations for ongoing capital projects.
|Construction/maintenance for State-owned, leased and managed Sites||$82,300,000|
|Outdoor recreation (bike, trails, boat, snowmobile, off-highway vehicles)||$52,500,000|
|Open Land Trust Program||$47,500,000|
|Water Resource Management, flood plains, dams and spillways||$41,400,000|
|Illinois River Basin Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program||$37,500,000|
|Capital grants to parks and recreational units||$35,000,000|
|Natural Areas acquisition||$32,400,000|
|Grants to public museums for permanent improvements||$25,100,000|
|Wildlife conservation and restoration||$22,500,000|
|Abandoned Mined Lands Reclamation (State and Federal)||$16,500,000|
|Forestry programs (State and Federal)||$7,000,000|
|Lake County: rehab of facilities at North Point Marina||$4,000,000|
|World Shooting and Recreation Center debt service and permanent improvements||$3,600,000|
|Statewide: Landowner Grant Program under the Illinois Oil & Gas Act||$300,000|
|Chain O’ Lakes-Fox River Waterway Management System: operating expenses||$200,000|