ILLINOIS (KFVS) - Thirty-five communities in Illinois, including some in the Heartland, will share $13.7 million in grants to support critical public works improvements affecting health and safety of low-income residents.
The money is for improvements to water and sewer systems and to alleviate floods.
About $1.3 million will be used for communities identified as having systems in imminent risk of failure based on a Federal Emergency Management Agency disaster declaration. The grantees with projects in this category are LaSalle County and Banner and Lewistown in Fulton County.
The money came from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity administers the grants.
The grants are made under DCEO's Community Development Assistance Program, which targets areas with populations of less than 50,000 that are outside of urban counties. Larger towns and cities are eligible for similar funding by direct application to the federal government.
The money comes from a total $26.6 million federal allocation to Illinois this year under the Community Development Block Grant Program. Remaining funds are allocated to economic development and housing rehabilitation projects around the state.
Heartland communities receiving money include:
- Pulaski County - Mound City: Water system improvements and water tower replacement, $450,000
- Randolph County - Coulterville: Storm sewer repairs and replacement, $339,416
- Saline County - Harrisburg: Water main replacement, $450,000
- Union County - Cobden: Waste water treatment plant replacement, $450,000
Other communities include:
- Bond County - Greenville: Replace water main and add fire hydrants, $361,686
- Calhoun County - Brussels: Rehabilitation of water storage tank, $285,000
- Cass County - Install water main, $345,000
- Douglas County - Arcola: Sewer re-lining and replacement, $450,000
- Effingham County - Beecher City: Sewer replacement and re-lining and water waste treatment plant replacement, $450,000
- Fayette County - Shafter: Rural water line extension, $450,000 and Sharon: Rural Water line Extension, $450,000
- Franklin County - Buckner: Water main replacement, $385,530
- Fulton County - Banner: Improve sewer system, $369,031 and Lewistown: Bring water source up to compliance, $450,000
- Greene County - Carrollton: Replace sewer mains at 4 locations, $270,000
- Hamilton County - McLeansboro: Water main replacements, $379, 404
- Jersey County - Jerseyville: Storm water improvements, $450,000
- Jo Daviess County - Galena: Sewer extension, $199,443
- LaSalle County - LaSalle County: Construct berm for LaSalle County nursing home, $450,000 and Tonica: Sewer lift station upgrade, $350,020
- Macoupin County - Bunker Hill: Water main replacement, $347,250; Carlinville: Water main replacement, $450,000 and Palmyra: Waste water treatment plant rehabilitation and storm water drainage improvements, $105,802
- McDonough County - Good Hope: Water treatment plant improvements, $339,880
- Ogle County - Hillcrest: Sewer system construction, $450,000
- Richland County - Noble: Sewer system extension, $169,776 and Richland County: Sanitary sewer collection and treatment system construction, $450,000
- Shelby County - Pickaway: Water line extension, $450,000; Sigel: Sewer line improvements, $450,000; Strasburg: Water main repairs and replacements, $450,000 and Tower Hill: Water system improvements, $450,000
- Scott County - Winchester: Sewer line replacement, $450,000
- Tazewell County - Creve Coeur: Replace a water main, $450,000 and Hopedale: Upgrade waste water treatment plant, $450,000
- Vermillion County - Water main replacement, $417,573