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RESOLUTION NO. 67A-86 <br /> A RESOLUTION OPPOSING THE PROPOSED INTRA-STATE FUNDING <br /> FORMULA OF THE ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT ON AGING <br /> WHEREAS, the Village of Elk Grove Village has a substantial older <br /> population age 60 and over with the need for services increasing with <br /> -',an_z;! ='_' <br /> WHEREAS, our older residents have contributed so much to our community; <br /> and <br /> WHEREAS, the State of Illinois administers Federal and State resources <br /> through the Suburban Cook County Area Agency on Aging for community based <br /> supportive and nutrition services for older persons and the Illinois Depart- <br /> ment on Aging has used a funding formula that substantially underfunds the <br /> efforts of local senior service providers for our community; and <br /> WHEREAS, the same Department on Aging is proposing a rule that would <br /> continue to allocate more resources for services to every other area of <br /> the state per older person than to the older persons in Suburban Cook <br /> County; and <br /> WHEREAS, the Suburban Cook County Area Agency on Aging has advocated <br /> for a fairer formula that provides for the 14% increase in the senior pop- <br /> ulation in the region as apposed to the 7.7% growth in the State; and <br /> WHEREAS, the Department on Aging is proposing to allocate only $12.85 <br /> per older person for services in Suburban Cook County while the State mean <br /> is $20.00 per older person with only three areas receiving less than $20.00 <br /> and several receiving $30.00 per older person or more. <br /> NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the President and Board of Trustees <br /> of the Village of Elk Grove Village, Counties of Cook and DuPage, State of <br /> Illinois: <br /> Section 1: That the President and Board of Trustees oppose the <br /> proposed intra-state funding formula of the Illinois Department on Aging <br /> and encourages Governor Thompson to adopt a formula that takes into <br /> consideration population data reflecting the growth of the Suburban <br /> Elderly since 1980; to include a lower percentage for funds earmarked <br /> only to Rural Areas; and, to increase funds for those 75 and over, those <br /> age 60 and over who live alone, and those older persons who do not speak <br /> English in their home. <br />