From the Tribune:
At educational committee meetings earlier this summer administrators stated that applications meeting specific requirements (turnaround, transform or close schools or replace them w/ charters) were now needed to obtain money that could previously be obtained without these requirements. However, the article indicates that about 85% of the money awarded to the state as a whole is stimulus money.
The article notes that about half the requested amount was received. It is not clear which plans will be scaled back.