Mental Health Early Action on Campus Act
Governor Pritzker signed HB 0969 into law on January 24, 2023 (P.A. 102-1122). The bill amends Illinois Public Act 102-0698, Article 134, and provides FY23 supplemental appropriations to Illinois community colleges for administration of the Mental Health Early Action on Campus Act (110 ILCS 58). The allocations were based on college survey submissions to the Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability (COGFA) and are for utilization in fiscal year 2023. Please note, the FY23 supplemental appropriation is not a grant.
Recognizing the growing issue with mental health on college campuses and the disparities college students face in understanding mental health and accessing mental health supports, the State of Illinois passed the Mental Health Early Action on Campus Act (110 ILCS 58). This Act addresses gaps in mental health services and supports on college campuses across Illinois. This Act outlines key requirements for colleges, some of which colleges have already initiated or completed. The FY23 supplemental funding is intended to help colleges continue to work to implement the requirements of the Mental Health Early Action on Campus Act. The following documents are available to provide additional information on the Mental Health Early Action on Campus Act and related funding.