Local communities within the 59th Senate District are set to receive a total of $10.2 million in infrastructure and housing rehabilitation grants, said State Senator Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg) following an announcement from the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity (DCEO).
Several local towns were named recipients on Friday for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. The grants will be awarded to local governments for 11 projects throughout the Southern Illinois district, which will support housing rehabilitation projects and enable communities to make critical repairs to water, sewer, and drainage infrastructure to enhance safety and quality of life for residents.
“Our rural communities and their residents deserve quality housing and the ability to access safe, sanitary water,” said Sen. Fowler. “Oftentimes, these essential improvements are too much for small, local governments to shoulder. These grants provide a great opportunity for our downstate communities to be able to best provide for their residents and offer them a better quality of life. I’m thrilled to see that so many of our villages and towns have been announced as recipients of this important grant program.”
Six local cities and villages have been announced as recipients of the Community Development Block Grant for Public Infrastructure. These grants are to be used for water and sewer improvement projects. Recipients include:
- City of Eldorado ($760,000): Rehabilitation of two existing rotating biological contactor units within the wastewater treatment plant.
- Village of Junction City ($1,500,000): Water main replacements
- Village of Norris City ($1,235,550): Service Area IV water main replacements, and raw water main rehabilitation
- City of Grand Tower ($1,500,000): Water main replacements
- Village of Dongola ($570,000): Water system improvements
- Village of Tamms ($1,427,175): Sewer system improvements
Five local cities and villages have been announced as recipients of the Community Development Block Grant for Housing Rehabilitation. These grants are to provide assistance to low-to-moderate income homeowners with improvements to ensure safe and sanitary living conditions. Recipients include:
- Village of Royalton ($650,000): Rehabilitation of 11 homes
- City of West Frankfort ($650,000): Rehabilitation of 11 homes
- Village of Elkville ($650,000): Rehabilitation of 11 homes
- City of Herrin ($637,000): Rehabilitation of 10 homes
- City of Marion ($637,000): Rehabilitation of 10 homes