FY 2023 Earmark Disclosures

Congress—on a bipartisan basis and with enhanced transparency and accountability—restored its authority to include Congressionally Directed Spending in the FY23 federal appropriations process.  All congressionally-directed spending requests must comply with Senate Rule XLIV, which requires rigorous procedures for transparency and accountability, as well as the Senate Appropriation Committee’s requirements.

Senator Durbin has submitted the following Illinois initiatives to the Senate Appropriations Committee for consideration.  This list will be updated on a rolling basis as requests are submitted to the Committee.  Please note that submission of an initiative does NOT guarantee that it will receive funding. 

In compliance with Senate Rule XLIV and Committee requirements, Senator Durbin has certified that he, his spouse, and his immediate family have no financial interest in any of the initiatives he has requested.

Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies

Capital Improvements, Peoria, Illinois. 
$12 million to the National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research (NCAUR) for necessary modernizations to the federal buildings that house laboratories of the Agricultural Research Service.  These improvements include repair and/or replacement of aging heating and cooling, electrical, and pneumatic systems at NCAUR, a federal laboratory that has been responsible for countless agriculture, food safety, environmental, and health care discoveries since its inception.

Capital Improvements, Urbana, Illinois. 
$500,000 to the Agricultural Research Service for necessary repairs and modernizations to their facilities in Urbana, Illinois.  These improvements include repairs to the soybean field laboratory that houses the USDA Soybean Germplasm Collection, as well upgrades to heating and cooling, electrical, and water systems in a second building. 

Educational Complex, Simpson, Illinois.  
$900,000 to the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois for an educational complex at the Dixon Springs Agricultural Center, a University of Illinois research station located in Southern Illinois.  This complex will provide the community with programming and workforce development, entrepreneurship, rural health initiatives, 4H, and small farm support. 

Library Renovation, Dixon, Illinois. 
$210,000 to the Dixon Public Library to renovate 1700 square feet of space in their current building, which is more than 120 years old.  This renovation will create a multi-purpose programming space for library and community meetings and gatherings. 

Mobile Rural Telemedicine Initiative, Quincy, Illinois. 
$710,000 to Blessing Health System to expand an established telemedicine program with a mobile clinic containing diagnostic and telemedicine equipment.  This mobile clinic would provide physical exams and diagnostic tests such as EKGs, X-rays, ultrasounds and lab services, to individuals in underserved areas, with an emphasis on women and seniors, in communities where such services are not available. 

Rural Telemedicine Expansion, Eureka, Illinois. 
$163,000 to Carle Eureka Hospital to expand their rural telemedicine program covering a town of 5,000 people.  The acquisition of mobile telemedicine carts, telemedicine provider workstations, and other related equipment will allow this rural hospital to expand access to specialty care, mental health care, and support services to members of the community and reduce the need to travel in order to obtain such services. 

Rural Telemedicine Initiative, Rockford, Illinois. 
$218,000 to Saint Anthony Medical Center to expand telehealth services to additional rural hospitals and clinics surrounding Rockford.  Funding would allow the hospital to procure the necessary equipment to establish telehealth programs in small, rural hospitals and utilize scarce clinical resources across a rural service area. 

Commerce, Justice, Science & Related Agencies

Advanced electronics initiative, DeKalb, Illinois. 
$1 million to Northern Illinois University for updated technology and equipment to transform an existing microchip lab space into a modern engine for workforce development and innovation in microchip research, design, workforce development and small business innovation and prototyping. 

Gun violence prevention initiative, Lake County, Illinois. 
$750,000 to the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office to deploy violence interrupters to high crime areas within Lake County, including Waukegan, North Chicago, and Zion, in order to combat rising rates of violence in communities. 

Recidivism reduction initiative, Chicago, Illinois. 
$775,000 to the Haymarket Center to reduce recidivism among adults in vulnerable areas of Chicago who have completed inpatient treatment for substance use disorder and remain at high risk of re-engagement with criminal activities by using evidence-based interventions to decrease crime among 200 participants during year one by addressing the eight leading causes of recidivism. 

Technology upgrades, Carbondale, Illinois. 
$600,000 to the City of Carbondale to upgrade the records management software of the police department to improve tracking and analysis of crime data. 

Violence prevention and intervention initiative, Chicago, Illinois. 
$500,000 to Youth Outreach Services for pre-trial and crime prevention services for Cook County and Chicagoland youth ages 12 to 18.  This program will divert justice-involved adolescents from youth detention center occupancy, using a trauma-informed and restorative justice approach, and support youth reentering the community. 

Violence reduction initiative, Chicago, Illinois. 
$800,000 to Metropolitan Family Services to expand training for professionals involved in addressing and responding to incidences of gun violence, as well as provide additional health and wellness resources for the staff, participants and larger community working to reduce violence and gang activity in Chicago.  

Youth mentoring program, Chicago, Illinois. 
$500,000 to Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Metropolitan Chicago to expand their youth mentoring efforts to include the West and far South Sides of Chicago, and south suburban Cook County.  BBBS programming is individualized to each program participant based upon risk and protective factors they experience, and is proven to positively impact educational outcomes, social emotional development, and prevention of risky behaviors including violence. 

Energy and Water Subcommittee

Cahokia Heights, Madison and St. Clair Counties, Illinois.
$3.5 million to the Army Corps of Engineers to complete a new sewer project in Cahokia Heights.

Chicago Area Waterways System Restoration, Chicago, Illinois.
$200,000 to the Army Corps of Engineers to begin a feasibility study on a comprehensive restoration plan for the Chicago River system in coordination with the City of Chicago, Cook County, and the Chicago Metropolitan Water Reclamation District.

Chicago Libraries Solar Power Project, Chicago, Illinois.
$2 million to the City of Chicago to retrofit and install solar panels at libraries on the South and West sides.

Des Plaines River (Phase II), Cook and Lake Counties, Illinois.
$19.1 million to the Army Corps of Engineers to begin construction on a combined flood protection and ecosystem restoration project for the Upper Des Plaines River watershed.

Illinois River – LaGrange Lock, Beardstown, Illinois.
$49.3 million to the Army Corps of Engineers to continue progress on the Navigation and Ecosystem Sustainability Program, which will expand and modernize seven locks at the most congested lock locations along the Upper Mississippi and Illinois Rivers as well as fund $1.7B in ecosystem restoration.

Quincy Solar Farm Project, Quincy, Illinois.
$1.4 million to the City of Quincy to install two solar farms.

Rock Island Sunset Marina Dredging, Rock Island, Illinois.
$1.5 million to the Army Corps of Engineers to dredge Sunset Marina in Rock Island.

South Fork of the South Branch of the Chicago River, Chicago, Illinois.
$1.3 million to the Army Corps of Engineers to complete design on the restoration of the South Fork of the South Branch of the Chicago River known as Bubbly Creek.

Winnetka Clean Energy Transformation Plan, Winnetka, Illinois.
$125,000 to the City of Winnetka to develop a plan to upgrade their outdated power plant to run on renewable energy.

Wood River and Belleville, Madison and St. Clair Counties, Illinois.
$15 million to the Army Corps of Engineers to complete ongoing sewer rehab projects in Wood River and Belleville.

Financial Services and General Government

Career Development, Springfield, Illinois. 
$500,000 to Climate Jobs Illinois for a career development program that identifies individuals in underrepresented communities and works to provide equitable and diverse opportunities to obtain jobs in clean energy-including the electric vehicle industry-and ensures the individuals have the training and skills necessary to succeed. 

EV Business Initiative, Chicago, Illinois. 
$1,000,000 to MxD USA to develop a community workforce plan, hiring guide, and electric vehicle (EV) curriculum to develop both the supply and demand for skilled workers in the rapidly growing EV and EV infrastructure sector in Illinois.  This project would benefit businesses in the EV supply chain that need to rapidly grow to keep pace with the EV manufacturers in the state. 

Small Business Accelerator, Joliet, Illinois. 
$500,000 to the University of St. Francis for a Small Business Accelerator to provide small business owners with mentoring, training, access to a regional business incubator, and networking opportunities, with an emphasis on minority-, women-, and veteran-owned business startups. 

Small Business Development Center, Rockford, Illinois. 
$1,000,000 to the City of Rockford to establish a small business development center focused on assisting minority and women entrepreneurs start and sustain a business.  The Center will provide technical assistance through training, counseling, and business support. 

Workforce Development Initiative, Chicago, Illinois. 
$750,000 to ASI for a workforce development initiative in Humboldt Park that will provide employment and training services to position unemployed or underemployed individuals obtain positions in high demand occupations, including home care aides and administrative staff. 

Workforce Training and Innovation Center, Litchfield, Illinois. 
$1,000,000 to Litchfield C.U.S.D. #12 to support the South Central Illinois (SCI) Regional Workforce Training and Innovation Center, which will provide career and technical educational opportunities for junior and senior high school students, workforce retraining for adult displaced workers, and underemployed adults. 

Homeland Security

Chicago Shoreline Morgan Shoal Project, Chicago, Illinois.
$1 million to the City of Chicago to support the Morgan Shoal project to protect residential and public properties and Lake Shore Drive from flooding and erosion.

Flossmoor Road Viaduct Drainage Improvements, Flossmoor, Illinois.
$500,000 to the Village of Flossmoor to support drainage improvements.

Geneva Police Department Generator Replacement, Geneva, Illinois.
$300,000 to the City of Geneva to replace the Geneva Police Department’s emergency generator.

Lee County Emergency Operations Center Upgrades, Lee County, Illinois.
$51,000 to the Lee County Emergency Management Agency for technology upgrades at the Lee County Emergency Operations Center.

Metro East Horseshoe Lake Flooding and Restoration Project, East St. Louis, Illinois.
$500,000 to the City of East St. Louis for a flood control project at Horseshoe Lake State Park.

Richton Park Stormwater Infrastructure Project, Richton Park, Illinois.
$500,000 to Richton Park for a stormwater infrastructure project.

Rock Island Stormwater Infrastructure Project, Rock Island, Illinois.
$2 million to the City of Rock Island for levee pumps needed to prevent flooding.

Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies 

Centralia Water Line Replacement, Centralia, Illinois.
$1 million to the City of Centralia to replace Centralia’s outdated and deteriorating main steel water line to prevent catastrophic failure of its water system.

Edwardsville Cass Avenue Water Main Replacement, Edwardsville, Illinois.
$500,000 to the City of Edwardsville to replace Edwardsville’s failing and undersized water mains on Cass Avenue.

Peoria Sewer Extension, Peoria, Illinois.
$750,000 to the City of Peoria to extend Peoria’s sewer system to open land to new economic development.

Quincy Lead Service Line Replacement, Quincy, Illinois.
$750,000 to the City of Quincy to accelerate the replacement of Quincy’s lead service lines.

Streator Storm Sewer Installation, Streator, Illinois.
$400,000 to the City of Streator to install new storm sewers, eliminate combined sewer overflows, and reduce residential basement sewer backups.

Waukegan Lead Service Line Replacement, Waukegan, Illinois.
$750,000 to the City of Waukegan to accelerate the replacement of lead service lines in Waukegan with a focus on lower income, underserved areas. 

DuPage County York Township Drinking Water Project, DuPage County, Illinois.
$750,000 to DuPage County to expand the York Township Drinking Water System to 1,200 additional residents in unincorporated DuPage County.

Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Chicago Forging Resilient Communities Program, Chicagoland, Illinois.
$3.5 million to the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Chicago to expand their Forging Resilient Communities Program, which is focused on building resilience in historically underserved areas in the Chicago region by reducing flooding.

Northern Moraine Wastewater Reclamation District Wastewater Treatment Plant Emergency Power Upgrades, Island Lake, Illinois.
$250,000 to the Northern Moraine Wastewater Reclamation District to upgrade the emergency power system at the Northern Moraine Reclamation District’s Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Northwestern University Rapid In-Home Lead Test Pilot Program, Evanston, Illinois.
$500,000 to Northwestern University to test widespread use of a low-cost, rapid and easy-to-use lead test for drinking water.

Openlands Lakeshore Preserve Munitions Investigation, Highland Park, Illinois.
$500,000 to Openlands to expand an investigation to detect unexploded ordnance within the Lakeshore Preserve in Highland Park and enhance security measures until the site safely can reopen.

Springfield Oak Ridge Cemetery Black History Initiative, Springfield, Illinois.
$250,000 to the City of Springfield to support a new Black History Initiative at Oak Ridge Cemetery.

University of Illinois Aquifer Mapping, Urbana, Illinois.
$1 million to the University of Illinois to map the underground geology of Mahomet Aquifer, the source of water to nearly one million people for residential, industrial, and agricultural uses across 17 counties in East Central Illinois.

University of Illinois Coal Ash Impoundment Assessment, Urbana, Illinois.
$1 million to the University of Illinois to conduct a statewide assessment of Illinois' 72 coal ash impoundment ponds, which contain toxic byproducts from burning coal.

Village of Ivesdale Water Main Improvements, Ivesdale, Illinois.
$500,000 to the Village of Ivesdale to replace outdated, failing cement asbestos water mains.

Villages of Bedford Park & Lemont Water Connection Project, Cook County, Illinois.
$500,000 to the Village of Bedford Park for a new water main to supply the Village of Lemont with drinking water.

Will County Updates to Fairmont Water and Sewer System, Will County, Illinois.
$750,000 to Will County to replace damaged sewer lines in Fairmont, a disproportionally impacted low-to-moderate income community in unincorporated Will County.

Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies

Asian Human Services—Family Health Center Construction, Chicago, Illinois.
$500,000 to Asian Human Services Family Health Center to support the renovation of a new health center on the far North Side, expanding Asian Human Services’ capacity to 17,000 patients.

Aunt Martha’s—Behavioral Health Clinic Expansion, Hazel Crest, Illinois.
$450,000 to Aunt Martha's Health and Wellness to renovate and purchase equipment for a new behavioral health clinic in Hazel Crest.

Black Fire Brigade—EMT Training for Inner-City Youth Program, Chicago, Illinois.
$250,000 to the Black Fire Brigade Organization to provide Emergency Medical Technician training to inner-city youth in Chicago to assist with combating gun violence through career opportunities, increase diversity in EMT industry, and address the EMT shortage.

Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center—Facility Expansion, Chicago, Illinois.
$1 million to the Chicago Children's Advocacy Center for renovations to the Children’s Advocacy Center to better meet the needs of child victims of sexual abuse and expand capacity for mental health services.

Chicago Public Schools—Network Level Health Specialists Project, Chicago, Illinois.
$750,000 to Chicago Public Schools to launch a collaboration with Chicago hospitals and healthcare systems engaged in the HEAL initiative to establish a network-based health specialist model.

CURE Epilepsy and UChicago—Improving Healthcare for Minority Children with Epilepsy on Chicago's South and West Sides, Chicago, Illinois.
$900,000 to CURE Epilepsy to establish a Comprehensive New-Onset Seizure Clinic with University of Chicago Medicine to improve access to healthcare, education, and treatment for 8,000 children with epilepsy on the South and West Sides of Chicago.

Dominican University’s Data Analytics Innovation Lab, River Forest, Illinois.
$475,000 to Dominican University to equip the university’s new Data Analytics Innovation Lab with hardware and software to train students in data analytics.

Elgin Community College Mechatronics and Automation Program, Elgin, Illinois.
$600,000 to Elgin Community College to launch a Mechatronics/Automation Certificate training program.

Eureka College—Early Childhood Education Program, Eureka, Illinois.
$100,000 to Eureka College to develop a new Early Childhood Education Program to help build a more qualified early childhood education workforce pipeline in Illinois.

Franciscan Health Olympia Fields—Medical Training & Simulation Laboratory, Olympia Fields, Illinois.
$1 million to Franciscan Health Olympia Fields to equip a medical simulation laboratory to train physicians, residents, and nurses.

Harold Washington College (City Colleges)—Open Educational Resources, Chicago, Illinois.
$500,000 to the City Colleges of Chicago to launch a task force and pilot program for Open Educational Resources (OER).
Howard Brown Health Center—New Bronzeville Clinic, Chicago, Illinois.
$350,000 to Howard Brown Health Center to expand its LGBTQ+ health care services to the South Side with a new clinic in Bronzeville.

Illinois Central College—Solar Jobs Training Program, East Peoria, Illinois.
$250,000 to Illinois Central College to support its solar workforce pipeline program.

Illinois College—Nurse Training Program, Jacksonville, Illinois.
$400,000 to Illinois College to support the clinical nursing program to help address the statewide shortage of registered nurses.

Illinois Public Health Association—Community Health Workers Capacity Building Initiative, Springfield, Illinois.
$500,000 to the Illinois Public Health Association to expand training efforts for community health workers.

Illinois State University—College of Nursing Facility Expansion, Normal, Illinois.
$1 million to Illinois State University to construct a new facility for the College of Nursing.

Illinois YMCA—Safety Around Water/Drowning Prevention Initiatives, Statewide.
$750,000 to Illinois YMCA to expand the Illinois YMCA’s Safety Around Water and Drowning Prevention Initiatives and allow them to serve 10,000 to 12,000 additional youth throughout Illinois.

La Casa Norte—Homeless Youth Mental and Behavioral Health Services, Chicago, Illinois.
$350,000 to La Casa Norte to expand their trauma-informed care, violence prevention efforts, and mental and behavioral health services on the southwest side of Chicago.

Lawndale Christian Health Center—Teaching Program Development, Chicago, Illinois.
$750,000 to Lawndale Christian Health Center to construct an exam room clinic in conjunction with their new medical residency program.

Lurie Children’s Hospital—Austin Community Clinic, Chicago, Illinois.
$1 million to the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago to partner with Stone Community Development Corporation to create a new community health clinic site in Austin to serve children and families.

Methodist Health Services—Young Minds Project, Peoria, Illinois.
$1 million to Methodist Health Services to support renovations for a new facility to house both inpatient and outpatient care for the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Unit at Unity Point Health.

Misericordia Home—Community Living Group Home Expansion, Chicago, Illinois.
$500,000 to Misericordia Home to purchase and renovate a new group home to deliver Community Integrated Living Arrangement care.

Monmouth College—Rural Education Initiative
$600,000 to Monmouth College to expand its Rural Education Initiatives program.

National Louis University—New Nursing School
$750,000 to National Lewis University to help establish a new School of Nursing by supporting facility renovations and equipment purchases.

North Chicago Schools & Kids Above All—Kindergarten Readiness Program for Impoverished Children, North Chicago, Illinois.
$975,000 to Kids Above All in partnership with North Chicago Schools to support programming focused on ensuring children in Lake County reach developmental milestones and are ready for kindergarten.

Northwestern University Settlement House—Mental Health Services Expansion, Chicago, Illinois.
$375,000 to Northwestern University Settlement House to expand bilingual mental health services for children and families.

Oak Lawn Advocate Aurora Health Care—Career Pipeline Program, Oak Lawn, Illinois.
$500,000 to Advocate Aurora Health to provide summer internships to local college students and expand career opportunities in the health care field.

OSF St. Francis Medical Center—Nursing College Expansion, Peoria, Illinois.
$750,000 to OSF St. Francis Medical Center to expand nursing school classroom space and improve classroom technology to help address statewide nursing shortage.

Predictors of Heart Failure in Diabetics from Black Communities (PROTECT), Chicago, Illinois.
$750,000 to Loyola University Chicago to expand the Stritch School of Medicine’s research into predictors of heart failure in diabetic members of the Black community in Chicago.

Rockford Public Schools and Rockford University—Education Pathway Partnership, Rockford, Illinois.
$200,000 to Rockford Public Schools to expand the Education Pathway program between Rockford Public Schools (RPS) and Rockford University and help increase the number of students entering the teaching profession to combat the teacher shortage.

Rockford Swedish American Hospital NICU Expansion, Rockford, Illinois.
$1 million to SwedishAmerican Health System to expand the neonatal intensive care unit and increase available maternal and infant health services in Rockford.

Rosecrance—Behavioral Health Triage Center, Rockford, Illinois.
$1 million to Rosecrance for their behavioral health triage center to serve patients experiencing severe psychiatric and behavioral health crises.

Rush University Medical Center—Cancer Lab Equipment, Chicago, Illinois.
$750,000 to Rush University Medical Center for new lab equipment for Rush’s new Cancer Institute.

Shawnee Community College—Truck Driver Training Program, Ullin, Illinois.
$450,000 to Shawnee Community College to expand its commercial truck driver training program to its Metropolis and Cairo campuses.

Sinai Chicago—Population Health Career Pathway Program, Chicago, Illinois.
$1.25 million to Sinai Health System to expand Sinai’s Population Health Career Pathway Program, which provides career training in growing population health careers for at-risk youth in Chicago.

SING—Springfield Re-Entry Program, Springfield, Illinois.
$250,000 to Shifting into New Gear (SING) to support re-entry mentoring for citizens returning to community and family life after incarceration.

Southern Illinois Healthcare—Carbondale Neurological Care Facility, Carbondale, Illinois.
$500,000 to Southern Illinois Healthcare to develop a new comprehensive regional center for neurological care at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale.

Southern Illinois University Medical School—Rural Health Institute, Springfield, Illinois.
$1 million to Southern Illinois University School of Medicine to create a new Institute for Rural Health.

UChicago & Metropolitan Family Services—Violence Recovery Services, Chicago, Illinois.
$1.25 million to the University of Chicago Medical Center to deliver street outreach and violence recovery services on the South Side of Chicago.

Unity Points Schools—Carbondale High Impact Tutoring Program, Carbondale, Illinois.
$500,000 to support the Unity Point School District’s afterschool tutoring program.

University of Illinois Chicago & Rush University—School-Based Mental Health Services
$1.5 million to the University of Illinois in partnership with Rush University to expand school-based health services in Chicago.

University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria—Peoria Addiction Center, Peoria, Illinois.
$750,000 to the University of Illinois to establish an addiction center within the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria.

YMCA of Metro Chicago—Community Health Navigator Program, Chicago, Illinois.
$500,000 to the YMCA of Metro Chicago to pilot a Community Health Navigator program at three YMCAs to address long-haul COVID and health disparities.

Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies

126th Air Refueling Wing Refueling Hangar Facility, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois.  
$2.5 million for the planning and design of a new Refueling Hangar Facility at Scott Air Force Base for the 126th Air Refueling Wing.  The current hanger was constructed in 1956, remains in disrepair, and no longer meets Department of Defense seismic, energy, and fire standards. 

General Richard L. Jones National Guard Readiness Center, Chicago, Illinois
$3.5 million for the planning and design of major alternations to the General Richard L. Jones National Guard Readiness Center in Chicago Illinois.  This facility was built in 1931 and remains one of the largest readiness centers in the country.  However, it is currently underutilized due to a significant need for renovation and modernization. 

Transportation, Housing, Urban Development, and Related Agencies

Alton Broadband Connectivity Data Center, Alton, Illinois.

$500,000 to the City of Alton to equip Alton’s broadband network data center.

Auburn Gresham Renewable Energy and Urban Farming Campus, Chicago, Illinois.
$250,000 to Green Era Educational to support their Renewable Energy and Urban Farm Campus in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood of Chicago.

Aurora Food Pantry Mobile Meals Program, Aurora, Illinois.
$700,000 to the Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry to create a Mobile Meals Program to expand their services to the underserved population in a five-county region.

Belmont-Cragin Fieldhouse Project, Chicago, Illinois.
$1 million to the Chicago Park District to rebuild the Cragin Park fieldhouse in the Belmont-Cragin community of Chicago.

CTA Bus Security Shield Implementation Project, Chicago, Illinois.
$1.5 million to the Chicago Transit Authority to retrofit 250 of CTA’s buses with next generation security shields to protect bus drivers.

CTA West Side EV Bus Garage Redesign Project, Chicago, Illinois.
$2 million to the Chicago Transit Authority to redesign its West Side Bus Garage for the upgrades needed to expand their EV bus fleet.

Decatur US 51 Multi-use Path Project, Decatur, Illinois.
$1.5 million for the City of Decatur to construct a separated pedestrian/bike path on US 51 to connect an underserved area to downtown Decatur.

East Saint Louis Township Community Center Renovations, East Saint Louis, Illinois.
$1 million to the City of East St. Louis for capital improvements to its community center.

Equipment and Facility Upgrades to Farm on Ogden, Chicago, Illinois.
$250,000 will be used for necessary equipment and improvements at the Chicago Botanic Garden’s Farm on Ogden in the Lawndale neighborhood of Chicago.

Freeport Public Housing Capital Improvements, Rockford, Illinois.
$700,000 for capital improvements to public housing apartment buildings in Freeport.

Illinois Electric Bus and Charging Infrastructure Program, Statewide.
$10 million to the Illinois Department of Transportation to provide grant funding to Illinois transit districts for new electric buses and charging infrastructure.

Illinois Multi-use Trails Program, Statewide.
$4 million to the Illinois Department of Transportation to provide grant funding for priority multi-use trail projects in Illinois.

Kane County Dauberman Road Extension and Grade Crossing Project, Kane County, Illinois.
$1 million to Kane County for the Dauberman Road extension and grade separation project.

Kankakee East Riverwalk Project, Kankakee, Illinois.
$500,000 to the City of Kankakee to support the East Riverwalk along the Kankakee River.

Lebanon Trolley Trail Connector, Metro East, Illinois.
$900,000 to Gateway East Trails to complete engineering on a bicycle/pedestrian trail connector project.

Metra Zero Emission Locomotive Commuter Rail Pilot, Cook & Will Counties, Illinois.
$3 million to Meta to support a new zero emission locomotive pilot on Metra’s Rock Island Line that runs from Chicago to Joliet.

Metropolitan Mayors Caucus Municipal EV Readiness Project, Chicago Region, Illinois.
$500,000 to the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus to develop policies and best practices for “EV Readiness” to help municipalities be more competitive for grants and investment.

Navy Pier West Turnaround, Chicago, Illinois.
$4 million to Navy Pier to repair and replace infrastructure.

Normal Northwest Economic Growth Area Infrastructure & Planning Study, Normal, Illinois.
$520,000 to the Town of Normal for an infrastructure and planning study.

Ottawa YMCA New Facility Rehabilitation, Ottawa, Illinois.
$500,000 to the Ottawa YMCA to capital improvements to their new facility serving a low-income population in LaSalle County.

Pace EV Bus Procurement, Waukegan, Illinois.
$2 million to Pace to purchase EV buses to replace existing diesel buses used on its North Division routes in Waukegan.

Rockford EV Bus Procurement, Rockford, Illinois.
$2 million to the Rockford Mass Transit District to purchase EV buses and associated charging infrastructure to replace diesel buses.

Southeastern Illinois Rides Mass Transit District Technology Upgrades, Southern Illinois.
$1.2 million to Rides Mass Transit, which provides paratransit service in an 18-county area in southeastern Illinois, for technology upgrades.

South Elgin Boys and Girls Club Project, Cook & Kane Counties, Illinois.
$500,000 to the Boys & Girls Club of Elgin to support capital improvements to their facility.

Southwest Chicago Cultivate Collective Sustainability Hub, Chicago, Illinois.
$250,000 to Cultivate Collective for a sustainability hub on Chicago’s Southwest Side.

Springfield Pillsbury Mills Redevelopment Project, Springfield, Illinois.
$2 million to Moving Pillsbury Forward to redevelop the former Pillsbury Mills site.

Village of Niles Teen Learning Center Upgrades, Niles, Illinois.
$365,000 to the Village of Niles to support capital improvements to the Niles Teen Center

Will County Route 53 to Wauponsee Glacial Trail Pedestrian Connection, Will County, Illinois.
$1.1 million to Will County to complete engineering and construction on a 1.34-mile pedestrian/bike trail connection linking the south side of Joliet’s Illinois Route 53 Corridor to the Will County Forest Preserve’s 23-mile Wauponsee Glacial Trail.

Williamson County East Grand Avenue Rehabilitation, Williamson County, Illinois.
$360,000 to Williamson County to rehabilitate East Grand Avenue.