Durbin Announces Nearly $600,000 in Recovery Act Funding for Emergency Preparedness in Cook and Peoria Counties
[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – Assistant Senate Majority Leader Dick Durbin (D-IL) today announced that the Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded three Local Energy Assurance Planning (LEAP) grants to Chicago, Hoffman Estates, and Peoria totaling $598,556 through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
The grants will allow local governments to expand their capabilities to respond to a variety of energy emergencies including blackouts, hurricanes, floods, ice storms, and possible terrorist attacks. This funding is part of more than $8 million in LEAP grants allocated to 43 towns and cities nationwide through a competitive grant process by the DOE.
The following local governments will receive funding:
- $300,000 in funding to Chicago, Illinois;
- $98,556 in funding to Hoffman Estates, Illinois;
- $200,000 in funding to Peoria, Illinois.
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