FY25 Congressionally Directed Spending Disclosures

Congress—on a bipartisan basis and with enhanced transparency and accountability—restored its authority to include Congressionally Directed Spending in the FY25 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.  $7.7 million to the National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research (NCAUR), a federal laboratory that has been responsible for countless agriculture, food safety, environmental, and health care discoveries since its inception, for necessary modernizations to the federal buildings that house laboratories of the Agricultural Research Service.  These improvements include the replacement of the fire alarm system, components of which are no longer supported by the manufacturer, posing a life safety issue at the facility. 

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 and updates to domestic water distribution equipment and piping, heating and cooling systems, and electrical systems.  

Hospital Infrastructure Improvements, Watseka, Illinois.  $560,000 to the Iroquois Memorial Hospital and Resident Home to update aged and outdated facilities, including HVAC systems and flooring.

Intergenerational Center, Fairbury, Illinois.  $1 million to the Boys and Girls Club of Livingston County to construct an intergenerational community center to provide programming and services to youth and seniors at the same site.

Laboratory Renovation, Pittsfield, Illinois.  $1 million to the Blessing Care Corporation to update the laboratory department at Illini Community Hospital in order to modernize facilities that are more than 80 years old.

Rural Health Clinic Expansion, West Frankfort, Illinois.  $1 million to Southern Illinois Hospital Services to expand the Miners Memorial Rural Health Clinic to provide improvements in both patient rooms and provider workspace.

Teledentistry Initiative, Mattoon, Illinois.  $105,000 to Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center to expand rural telehealth efforts to include teledentistry with an emphasis on underserved children.

Commerce, Justice, Science & Related Agencies

Equipment upgrades, Kane County, Illinois.  $1 million to the Kane County Coroner’s Office to update equipment of the Kane County Forensic Laboratory.  Acquisition of new equipment would enable more rapid generation of leads in investigations, the streamlining of obtaining information related to pending cases, and the ability to determine cause of death in a timely manner for grieving families. 

Equipment upgrades, Oak Park, Illinois.  $170,000 to the Oak Park Police Department to improve training of police officers through acquisition and use of a virtual training simulator.  This simulator would place police officers in real-world scenarios focusing on de-escalation, less lethal options, community engagement, and officer wellness with a goal of increased positive outcomes. 

Equipment upgrades, Springfield, Illinois.  $750,000 to the City of Springfield to procure a new mobile command center for the Springfield Police Department.  The Department needs to replace an outdated command center with a vehicle with updated technology. 

Gun violence injury registry, Chicago, Illinois.  $1.7 million to Rush University System for Health to build, develop and maintain a gun violence injury registry in partnership with the Chicago Department of Public Health and Chicagoland hospitals and regional trauma centers.  This project aims to prevent and break the cycle of violence by utilizing hospital injury data to improve service delivery coordination and interrupt instances of perpetrating or falling victim to violence.

Police and community violence intervention initiative, Chicago, Illinois.  $600,000 to the University of Chicago Crime Lab to expand a training program focused on violence reduction and building community trust through the Community Safety Leadership Academies.  This program brings together data and behavioral science insights of academics and practitioners with real-world success in reducing violence, improving public trust, and building leadership capacity. 

Reentry initiative, Sangamon County, Illinois.  $300,000 to SING (Shifting Into New Gear Reentry Program) to expand a reentry program that facilitates connections for ex-offenders to employment, social and peer support, and counseling in order to reduce reincarcerations in the community.

Violence prevention initiative, Cook County, Illinois.  $1 million to Youth Advocate Programs to expand a juvenile justice program serving at-risk youth in Cook County to increase access to programming tailored to youth who are no longer consistently attending school and those who are already in contact with the justice system.  

Youth mentoring initiative, Chicago, Illinois.  $250,000 to the Save One Life Foundation for a community intervention and prevention program for youth in Northern Illinois.  This program will provide peer mentoring, support, and pair youth participants with credible messenger mentors, facilitate networking, and increase access to youth wrap around resources in the community. 


Energy and Water Development

Chicago Area Waterways System Restoration, Chicago, Illinois.           

$900,000 to the Army Corps of Engineers to complete ecosystem restoration projects with recreation and economic development purposes throughout the Chicago River system.

Chicago Shoreline, Chicago, Illinois.         

$72 million to the Army Corps of Engineers for the rehabilitation of the Chicago Shoreline at Morgan Shoal, stretching from 45th Street to 51st. 

Cook County and Lake County, Section 219, Cook County, Illinois.           

$6 million to the Army Corps of Engineers for environmental infrastructure projects in Cook County, including Calumet City, Lemont, and Dixmoor. 

East St. Louis & Vicinity, Madison and St. Clair Counties, Illinois.           

$500,000 for the Army Corps of Engineers for a General Reevaluation Report that will investigate recurring flood risk in a study area that encompasses 10 economically disadvantaged communities (Cahokia Heights, East St. Louis, Washington Park, Caseyville, Madison, Venice, Brooklyn, Fairmont City, Pontoon Beach, and Granite City).

EV Workforce Initiative, Decatur, Illinois.

$1.3 million for Richland Community College to support faculty and acquire technology, software, and supplies to expand career counseling programs, recruitment, retention, and essential skills curriculum at its growing EV Workforce Training Academy.

Madison and St. Clair Counties, Section 219, Madison and St. Clair Counties, Illinois.     

$22.3 million to the Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis District to expand its ongoing sewer rehab work in Cahokia Heights and complete its ongoing sewer rehab projects in Wood River, and Belleville.

McCook and Thornton Reservoirs, Greater Chicago Metropolitan Area, Illinois.

$50 million to Army Corps of Engineers to be invested by MWRD into stormwater management projects in six underserved communities in the South Suburbs of Chicago.

Upper Miss River - Illinois WW System, IL, IA, MN, MO, & WI.

$287 million to the Army Corps of Engineers to advance Navigation and Ecosystem Sustainability Program (NESP) projects, including construction of La Grange Lock, south of Beardstown; continued ecosystem restoration at Lock 22, near Quincy; and design of the five remaining locks.

Upper Mississippi River Restoration, Illinois.      

$2.8 million to the Army Corps of Engineers to support the full Army Corps of Engineers' capacity for the Upper Mississippi River Restoration projects.

Will County, Section 219, Will County, Illinois.   

$1.8 million to the Army Corps of Engineers for environmental infrastructure work in Lockport and neighboring jurisdictions, including water main, sanitary sewer, and lift station work.


Financial Services and General Government

Digitization initiative, Eureka, Illinois.  $200,000 to Eureka College to digitize the College’s archives that chronicle the history of Eureka College—the first Illinois institution of higher education to admit men and women equally—and its role in educating a future U.S. president.  This initiative will make these records more readily accessible to the public while safely preserving the original materials. 

Digitization initiative, Galena, Illinois.  $300,000 to the Galena-Jo Daviess County Historical Society to digitize records and artifacts chronicling the history of Galena between 1820-1870, allowing the Galena-Jo Daviess County Historical Society to better showcase and make accessible records, papers, and photographs that chronicle Galena's unique place in American military and political history.  This effort is being undertaken in conjunction with the construction of a new Galena and U.S. Grant Museum.      

Entrepreneur and business center initiative, Joliet, Illinois.  $800,000 to Joliet Junior College to provide training and advising to entrepreneurs with a focus on women, minorities, and veteran-owned small businesses.  This will allow the College to expand current efforts to support small business owners by adding additional business advisors for one-on-one consultations, as well as offer workshops and trainings to students and the public. 

Small business development initiative, Quincy, Illinois.  $400,000 to John Wood Community College to develop and implement a small business development initiative with a focus on artificial intelligence (AI) to bolster small business creation in the Quincy region by providing AI training workshops, seminars, consulting services, networking events and industry forums. 

Small business educational initiative, Rockford, Illinois.  $800,000 to Rock Valley College to provide essential training and support to small businesses and entrepreneurs through the Rock Valley College Small Business Development Center (SBDC).  The SBDC will work with the City of Rockford to focus on educational classes and one-on-one training to assist business owners in gaining access to capital, buying/selling businesses, and deal structuring.


Homeland Security

Emergency Operations Center, Aurora, Illinois. 

$939,000 to the City of Aurora to construct the office space for a new emergency operations center to serve as the central point for the City's emergency management coordination. 

Emergency Operations Center, Boone County, Illinois.  

$1 million to Boone County for the construction of a dedicated emergency operations center.

Emergency Operations Center, Springfield, Illinois.       

$800,000 to the City of Springfield to create an emergency operations center in the City’s Municipal Center. 

Keith Creek Flood Mitigation, Rockford, Illinois.

$1 million to the City of Rockford for channel widening and bank stabilization through the Churchill Park area, which will allow for the conveyance of large storm events to mitigate flooding and associated property damage. 


Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies

Stormwater Basins, Calumet City, Illinois.

$700,000 to the City of Calumet City to construct infiltration basins in the Forsythe Village neighborhood to alleviate stormwater runoff, collect/retain stormwater, and reduce flooding.

Stormwater and Flooding Mitigation Project, Carbondale, Illinois.

$1.5 million for the City of Carbondale to replace storm sewer piping.  Failing pipes cause frequent flooding during significant rain events and are causing pavement failures on an arterial City street that is heavily traversed. 

Lead Service Line Replacements, Chicago, Illinois.

$2 million to the City of Chicago to replace more than 200 lead service lines.  Chicago has more lead service lines than any other municipality in the country and the majority of properties in Chicago receive their water from lead service lines. 

Lead Service Line Replacements, Macomb, Illinois.       

$1 million to the City of Macomb to replace lead service lines in various locations throughout the City. 

Water Main and Lead Service Line Replacement, North Chicago, Illinois.

$1 million to the City of North Chicago to replace deteriorated cast iron water mains and lead service lines.  The older City neighborhoods are serviced by water mains that are nearly 90 years old and have a history of breaks. 

Water Main Replacement, Springfield, Illinois.

$900,000 to the City of Springfield to replace a water main on South Seventh Street in downtown Springfield.  The water main is nearly 100 years old and in need of replacement after experiencing 27 breaks.  The main serves the historic downtown Springfield area, including Lincoln’s Home National Historic Site Visitor Center, the Illinois State Police Memorial Park, Springfield Clinic and the Elijah Iles House. 

Water Main Improvements, Woodstock, Illinois.

$2 million to the City of Woodstock to relocate an aging water main.

Lincoln Home Improvements, Springfield, Illinois.

$450,000 to the Lincoln Presidential Foundation for facility improvements at the Visitor Center at the Lincoln Home National Historic Site.  As the central point of visitor services in the more than 12-acre urban park, the Visitor Center plays a critical role in the visitor and community experience.  Funding would improve essential services including public restrooms, accessibility, basic amenities as well as educational experiences, such as outdated exhibits and theaters. 

Well Reconstruction and PFAS Treatment, Machesney Park, Illinois.

$1.5 million to North Park Public Water District for the reconstruction of Roscoe and Machesney Park’s well to accommodate treatment for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).  This funding will ensure continued access to a reliable source of safe, plentiful, and affordable drinking water for the communities of Machesney Park and Roscoe.

Water Main Improvements, Park Forest, Illinois.

$2 million to the Village of Park Forest to replace a water main.

Water Main Extension, Winnebago County, Illinois.

$1 million to Winnebago County to extend a water main.


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

Career Readiness Initiative, Chicago and Elgin, Illinois. 

$475,000 to the Chinese Mutual Aid Association to upgrade technology, purchase curriculum, and cover staff costs to help participants to secure sustainable employment.  These improvements will enable the Chinese Mutual Aid Association to develop employer partnerships, diversify career pathways for clients, and build employers' capacity to foster diverse talent. 

Center for Middle School Civic Leadership, Chicago, Illinois.   

$720,000 to DePaul University to establish the Center for Middle School Civic Leadership.  The Center will merge the Barat Education Foundation’s Our American Voice civic learning and engagement program for middle school students with DePaul University’s Future Leader Micro-credential program.  Both programs support youth development in underserved communities. 

Child Development Initiative, Chicago, Illinois.   

$375,000 to Casa Central Social Services Corporation to support salaries, training, and materials for a program that provides home-based child development.

Dental Clinic Expansion, Edwardsville, Illinois.   

$1.1 million to the Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois University (School of Dental Medicine) to renovate and expand the dental clinic operated by SIU’s Dental School to increase pediatric and specialty services to the community.  This clinic, which is staffed by professors and students of the dental school, is the safety net dental provider for the majority of Southern Illinois for children covered under Medicaid or uninsured patients. 

Dental Clinic Expansion, Champaign, Illinois.

$3.5 million to Parkland College District 505 to construct a new dental clinic and training facility.  This will expand charity care services for hundreds of patients each year and enable Parkland to increase enrollment for its dental hygienist program by nearly 40%. 

Dental Surgery Clinic, Peoria, Illinois.

$2 million to OSF HealthCare System to construct an outpatient dental clinic offering sedation and surgical services.  Currently, Central Illinois lacks a dental sedation clinic, meaning most patients—especially Medicaid-enrolled—must travel to Chicago or Metro East for intensive dental surgery. 

Equipment and Surgery Department Upgrades, Pinckneyville, Illinois.

$271,000 to Pinckneyville Community Hospital to procure a safe medication storage and dispensing cabinet in the surgery department, as well as an advanced ultrasound machine for the radiology department. 

Housing Support for Hospital Programs, Chicago, Illinois.        

$1.3 million to the Center for Housing and Health to provide supportive housing to participants of the hospital-based violence recovery programs operated by University of Chicago and Cook County’s Stroger Hospital.  This program will provide housing assistance and case management services to individuals experiencing homelessness who over-utilize hospital emergency departments, helping to reduce costs and improve health outcomes. 

ICU Equipment, Belleville, Illinois.

$1.25 million to Memorial Hospital Belleville to purchase ICU equipment including lifts, ventilators, and nurse monitoring technology. 

Maternal and Child Health Initiative, Carbondale, Illinois.

$1 million to Gift of Love Charity Inc. to reduce maternal and child health disparities in the southernmost 17 counties of Illinois.  The initiative aims to promote positive parenting and reduce maternal and infant mortality while fostering cultural competency and awareness of trauma. 

Mentoring Programs, Chicago, Illinois.     

$500,000 to Youth Guidance to expand Becoming A Man (BAM) and Working On Womanhood (WOW) mentoring programs to five Chicago public schools to serve up to 275 additional youth, in addition to the 9,000 students they presently serve in Cook County.  BAM and WOW utilize an evidence-based curriculum designed to develop the social-emotional competencies of students in grades 6-12, in underserved communities. 

Mobile Unit Education; Cook, Will, DuPage, Lake, and Kankakee Counties, Illinois.

$250,000 to Project SYNCERE, Inc. to purchase program supplies and fund teacher training.  This program brings STEM education directly to underrepresented students via two mobile classrooms. 

New Clinical Doctorate Programs, Quincy, Illinois.

$1.32 million to Quincy University to purchase equipment and cover personnel expenses for two doctorate degree programs.  These programs in occupational therapy and physical therapy will help meet current and future regional needs for healthcare practitioners. 

Nursing and Health Sciences Program, Bloomington, Illinois.

$1 million to Illinois Wesleyan University to improve its nursing and health sciences program, including upgrading classroom technology for interactive and distance learning, acquiring simulation equipment for experiential learning, and creating interactive spaces for skill development. 

Opioid Prevention Outreach, Chicago, Illinois.    

$475,000 to Prevention Partnership, Inc. to expand the direct intervention outreach efforts of the West Side Heroin/Opioid Task Force to bring overdose education and naloxone distribution (OEND) to Austin, East and West Garfield, North Lawndale, and Humboldt Park.  The outreach efforts seek to reduce the number of overdoses and resultant deaths among individuals living in and frequenting these communities. 

Oral Health Expansion, Cook County, Illinois.

$700,000 to the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois to expand a clinic to offer dental services to low-income and pediatric patients.  This clinic does not currently offer dental services, despite the high level of need in the community.  Funding will build a clinic offering a range of preventive services, as well as sedation and operatory capacity. 

Oral Health Initiative, Mount Carmel, Illinois.    

$1.3 million to Wabash General Hospital District to purchase a mobile dental unit, hire staff, and invest in the dental workforce.  Funding would establish a mobile dental unit to serve schools and community sites throughout tri-county area, as well as hire additional staff, and offer career-shadowing and scholarship opportunities to bolster the dental workforce pipeline. 

Pediatric & Family Dentistry Initiative, Chicago, Illinois.          

$1.49 million to Midwest Refuah Health Center to fund the design and construction of a Pediatric & Family Dentistry Center to include oral health operatories, equipment, and support of dental staff. 

Pediatric Dental Center, Carbondale, Illinois.

$1.15 million to Shawnee Health Service and Development Corporation to purchase equipment for a regional pediatric dental surgery center.  Shawnee Health, a Federally Qualified Health Center with clinics throughout southern Illinois, will increase the state’s oral health capacity by constructing a new surgical outpatient clinic for dental care, with an emphasis on low-income, rural, and pediatric populations. 

Pediatric Dental Expansion, Rock Island County, Illinois.          

$328,000 to Community Health Care, Inc. (CHCI) to furnish clinics with new dental equipment to expand services to pediatric patients.  

Power and Safety Upgrades, Springfield, Illinois.

$998,000 to the Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois University (School of Medicine, Springfield) to purchase an emergency power system, a new unit for ventilation, and an exhaust fan to ensure safe working space for the Simmons Cancer Institute. 

Social Science Program, Chicago, Illinois. 

$750,000 to the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois to pay for training, program staff, and a fellowship to advance a new social science program.  The program would establish research-method training on Latino social science, develop a fellowship program to ensure a stronger pipeline for Latino social science, support research on Latino communities in Illinois, and provide training to foster public understanding of research. 

Trauma & Violence Recovery Center, Chicago, Illinois. 

$1.5 million to Sinai Health System to establish a trauma recovery center for victims of violence.  Sinai will a program, serving more than 2,000 patients annually, to integrate clinical and community services through its extensive investment in Community Health Workers. 

Violence Recovery & Intervention Program, Chicago, Illinois.  

$1 million to Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago to support the expansion of the new hospital-based violence recovery program, serving pediatric victims of violence with trauma-informed mental health and recovery services. 

Workforce Development and Training Program, Chicago, Illinois.       

$350,000 to Pullman Tech Workshop to purchase training materials and equipment, and support programming expenses for Pullman’s Advanced Workforce Development Training Program.  The program teaches participants the fundamentals of handyman skills, woodworking techniques, and historic preservation while emphasizing the benefits of these activities for mental health and well-being. 

Workforce Development Program Expansion, Chicago, Illinois.           

$750,000 to ASI, Inc. to expand services by supporting additional personnel, training certifications, equipment, supportive services, and education services.  ASI provides employment and training services to marginalized populations in the Chicago area. 


Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies

Forging Equipment Annex, Rock Island, Illinois.  $5 million to house the expanding forging capability at Rock Island Arsenal-Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center.  This critical requirement will support a wide array of weapon systems across all of the services and expand the existing limited forging area. 

Marseilles Range Control, Marseilles, Illinois.  $3.05 million to renovate and modernize an operations and maintenance facility for the Illinois Army Guard. 

New Weapons Quality Assurance/Calibration Facility, Rock Island, Illinois.  $4.25 million for a new building for the Rock Island Arsenal-Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center.  The new building will replace five buildings that are reaching the end of their usefulness. 

Peoria Readiness Center, Peoria, Illinois.  $10 million for a new readiness center facility for Illinois Army Guard.  A new, consolidated single facility will support nearly 300 soldiers. 

Rock Island Arsenal Child Development Center, Rock Island, Illinois.  $50 million for a new addition to the Child Development Center at Rock Island Arsenal and to consolidate the existing facilities into a single building.  The existing facilities also need upgrades in order to be compliant with current Child Development Center and Department of Defense standard design guidelines and safety requirements. 


Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies

Capital Improvements, Chicago, Illinois.  

$500,000 to Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago to make capital improvements at the Bartlett J. McCartin Boys & Girls Club in the Bridgeport neighborhood of Chicago.  Improvements include overhauling the currently unusable locker rooms to create modern locker rooms with an adjoining fitness room and renovating the art room to create a space for youth to participate in visual arts and STEM activities.  

Construction of the National Institute for Advanced Manufacturing, Chicago, Illinois.         

$2.5 million to Illinois Institute of Technology to fund construction of a facility to serve as the National Institute for Advanced Manufacturing (NIAM).  The NIAM on IIT’s Bronzeville Campus will train more than 4,000 students in advanced manufacturing fields through in-person instruction and online curricula. 

Equipment Upgrades, Chicago, Illinois.    

$722,000 to Navy Pier Inc. to upgrade the Pier’s surveillance apparatus to ensure the safety of the Pier’s eight million annual guests as well as the 68 businesses that operate there, with 2,800 employees. 

EV Charging Stations Construction, Rock Island County, Illinois.        

$1 million to Rock Island Metropolitan Mass Transit District (MetroLINK) to support electrification of downtown areas in the Quad Cities by installing Level 3 EV chargers. 

Facilities Improvements, Equipment and Technology Upgrades, Carbondale, Illinois.

$1 million to Southern Illinois University’s (SIU) Center for Teaching Excellence to revitalize learning spaces at the SIU campus and community colleges throughout Southern Illinois. 

Facility Renovations, DeKalb County, Illinois.

$2 million to Kishwaukee Family YMCA to renovate its facility to offer a daycare center.

Fire Truck, City of North Chicago, Illinois.

$1 million to the City of North Chicago to purchase a new fire truck, as the City’s current fire truck has exceeded its useful life by nearly 10 years. 

Food Security Project, City of Hamilton, Illinois.

$2.5 million to the City of Hamilton to establish a rural health village to address food insecurities in the region, in partnership with Memorial Hospital, to address food insecurities in the region by offering meal subscription/prescription programming, home-delivered meals, and more.  

Land Remediation, Will County, Illinois.

$3 million to the State of Illinois, in coordination with the State of Michigan, to remediate 3.6 acres of land on the bank of the channel of the Des Plaines River needed for construction of the Brandon Road Lock and Dam Interbasin Project.   

Power and Equipment Upgrades, Normal, Illinois.

$2.8 million to Connect Transit to acquire and install solar panels, a battery energy storage system, and related equipment.  These upgrades would ensure that electric vehicles are available for service even in the event of an electrical outage, and that excess solar energy can provide clean and renewable power to other parts of the community. 

Road Improvements, Kane County, Illinois.         

$1.8 million to Kane County for construction related to the Randall Road project.  The project includes an additional through lane on Randall Road and a multi-use path on the west side of Randall to connect with recreational areas. 

Safety and Accessibility Improvements, Chicago, Illinois.

$2 million to Griffin Museum of Science and Industry Chicago to fund safety and accessibility improvements for seniors, children, and persons with disabilities. 

Station Improvements, Macomb, Illinois.

$134,000 to the City of Macomb to make improvements to Macomb’s Amtrak Station, including HVAC upgrades, electrical work, and painting.

Track Reconstruction Design, Chicago, Illinois.   

$2 million to Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) to fund design of track reconstruction of CTA's Blue Line Forest Park Branch from Western Avenue to Lathrop Avenue, a roughly 6.5-mile section of the line.  This reconstruction is needed in order to improve safety and on-time performance of the Forest Park Branch. 

Trail Extension, Town of Normal, Illinois.

$1.9 million to the Town of Normal to fund engineering and construction of a trail connection.  This will close a gap in pedestrian and bicycle accommodations between the existing Constitution Trail network and major employers located in west Normal, and promote safe multimodal travel by separating pedestrians and cyclists from motor vehicles. 

Transit Improvements; Vermilion County, Williamson County, and Jackson County; Illinois.

$3.711 million to the Illinois Department of Transportation to fulfill ongoing transit needs, including vehicle and equipment purchases, maintenance, and other improvements for transit agencies serving Carbondale, Marion, and Danville.

Workforce Accelerator Program, Chicago, Illinois.

$1 million to the North Lawndale Employment Network to transform a vacant lot across the street from the North Lawndale Employment Center’s workforce development campus into a pavilion offering an agricultural and environmental workforce accelerator program.