The Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity announced that the Villages of Durand and Stockton, and the City of LaSalle, would be three of thirty-six communities across the state to benefit from $14.5 million in federal grants for public infrastructure.
Thirty-six communities across 29 counties will receive public infrastructure funds from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG).
“Public infrastructure is important not only for the day-to-day function of Illinoisans, but to bolster growth and economic development within a community,” said Governor Rauner. “These grant dollars will be used for projects such as water, sanitary and sewer system improvements that will greatly support our low-income communities and attract more opportunities for residents.”
The Village of Durand will receive $500,000 for potable water well improvments.
The Village of Stockton will receive $453,700 for water distribution improvements.
The City of LaSalle will receive $500,000 for separate storm sewer flows.
The CDBG program was established by the federal Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 (Act). Administered nationally by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), DCEO administers the State of Illinois CDBG – Small Cities Program. State-administered funds are only available to units of general local government (i.e., cities, villages, townships and counties). Municipalities must be 50,000 or less in population and must not be located in an urban county that receives entitlement program funds (there are 42 entitlement communities in Illinois that receive their own allocation of CDBG funds).