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File #: 21-0101    Version: 1 Name: The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (“IDNR”)
Type: Grant Award Status: Approved
File created: 12/14/2020 In control: FPD Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 1/26/2021 Final action: 1/26/2021
Title: PROPOSED GRANT AWARD Department: Department of Planning and Development Grantee: Forest Preserves of Cook County (the "Forest Preserves") Grantor: The Illinois Department of Natural Resources ("IDNR") Request: Authorization to accept grant Purpose: Authorization is sought for the Forest Preserves to accept grant and enter into an agreement with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources for the renovation of Crabtree Nature Center located in Barrington Hills. Grant Amount: $750,000.00 Grant Period: Two (2) years from date of full contract execution Fiscal Impact: $250,000.00 Accounts: Revenue 51010.411437 Concurrences: The Chief Financial Officer has approved this item. Final grant agreement is subject to legal review and approval. District(s): 15 Summary: Renovation of the Crabtree Nature Center is proposed to update exhibits and signage as well as improve accessibility and energy efficiency. Building renovation would include new entrance doors and w...
Indexes: ARNOLD RANDALL, General Superintendent

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PROPOSED GRANT AWARD

 

Department:  Department of Planning and Development

 

Grantee:  Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”)

 

Grantor:  The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (“IDNR”)

 

Request:  Authorization to accept grant 

 

Purpose:  Authorization is sought for the Forest Preserves to accept grant and enter into an agreement with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources for the renovation of Crabtree Nature Center located in Barrington Hills.

 

Grant Amount:  $750,000.00 

 

Grant Period:  Two (2) years from date of full contract execution

 

Fiscal Impact:  $250,000.00

 

Accounts:  Revenue 51010.411437

 

Concurrences:

The Chief Financial Officer has approved this item. Final grant agreement is subject to legal review and approval. 

 

District(s):  15

 

Summary:  Renovation of the Crabtree Nature Center is proposed to update exhibits and signage as well as improve accessibility and energy efficiency. Building renovation would include new entrance doors and welcome desk, redesigned and refreshed interpretive exhibits, energy-efficient lighting, windows and HVAC system replacement. Site enhancements would include new signage and access improvements. The IDNR Museum Capital Grant would fund 75% of the estimated cost of improvements.

 

Total project costs are estimated to be $1,000,000.00 of which the Forest Preserves is providing $250,000.00.

 

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