Durbin, Duckworth Announce $82,000 In Federal Funding For Rural Community Development Throughout Illinois
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today announced $82,000 in federal funding for projects in Williamson, Carroll, Brown, and Massac Counties to support rural community development projects. Today’s funding, provided through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), will provide assistance to purchase new police vehicles in Hurst, Illinois, complete handicap accessibility improvements in Lanark, Illinois’ city park, purchase a fully-equipped, four-wheel drive pickup truck for the police department in Mt. Sterling, Illinois, and purchase a tractor and loader for Joppa, Illinois.
“This federal funding will help boost communities in Williamson, Carroll, Brown, and Massac Counties, serving to upgrade police vehicles, make a city park fully accessible, and upgrade village equipment,” said Durbin. “I will continue working with Senator Duckworth to ensure that our state’s rural communities have access to the critical federal investments that drive economic growth.”
“Illinois communities deserve the resources they need to effectively serve and protect hardworking families, which is why investments like these are so important. I look forward to working closely with Senator Durbin to secure more investments to support rural communities across our state,” Duckworth said.
Under this announcement, the following projects will receive USDA funding:
· City of Hurst (Williamson County): $21,100 grant to purchase two used police vehicles with equipment. The police vehicles will offer an expanded police presence within the community and provide better public safety to the City of Hurst.
· City of Lanark (Carroll County): $25,000 grant to complete handicap accessibility improvements to the city park. Upgrades to the city park will provide an essential community service for the residents of Lanark and will maintain public safety.
· City of Mt. Sterling (Brown County): $21,100 grant to purchase a fully-equipped, four-wheel drive pickup truck for the police department. This vehicle will be used to provide better public safety to the growing needs of the community.
· Village of Joppa (Massac County): $14,800 grant to purchase a tractor and loader to replace the Village’s 15 year old one. This equipment will be used for street projects, river front clean up and mowing, in addition to other essential Village projects to serve approximately 360 residents.
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