POMONA – State Rep. Paul Jacobs (R-Pomona) says multiple communities in the 118th legislative district have been awarded grant funding through the Illinois Dept. of Commerce and Economic Opporunity (DCEO). The grant funds come from DCEO’s Community Development Block Grant Public Infrastructure and Housing Rehabilitation programs. Public infrastructure grants are designed to provide communities with funding to improve public infrastructure and eliminate conditions detrimental to public health, safety, and public welfare.
DCEO awarded the following public infrastructure grants:
- City of Grand Tower – $1,500,000
- Village of Dongola – $570,000
- Village of Tamms – $1,427,175
DCEO also awarded the following grants for housing rehabilitation:
- City of Herrin – $637,000
- City of Marion – $637,000
- Village of Elkville – $650,000
- Village of Royalton – $650,000
Rep. Jacobs says he is pleased Southern Illinois is getting badly needed grant funds.
“I’m fighting in Springfield for our taxpayers to receive their fair share of funding and to ensure our communities are able to keep up with necessary public infrastructure projects,” Jacobs said. “I am thankful that financial resources are making their way to communities that I represent to help take pressure off local taxing bodies and local property taxpayers.”