FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
10/14/2010
Marcelyn Love 217/558.1542
Mike Claffey 312/814.3957
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 State Economic Development Director Announces Over $12.6 Million for Local Infrastructure Projects

Community Development Assistance Grants Will Support Needed Improvements in Illinois' Smaller Communities

STAUNTON � Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) Director Warren Ribley visited Staunton today to announce that 40 communities throughout the state have been awarded competitive Public Infrastructure grants totaling over $12 million through the federally-funded Community Development Assistance Program (CDAP).

�Many of Illinois� smaller communities have been hardest hit by the economic recession, but funding through the state�s CDAP program allows us to build up the infrastructure of our smaller and rural communities,� said DCEO Director Warren Ribley.  �These improvements create jobs and set the stage for future economic development.�

Infrastructure projects being funded in this round include construction on water and sewer lines.  The City of Staunton in Macoupin County is receiving $350,000 to upgrade its sewer drainage system to alleviate recurring flooding along the main road into town from I-55.

�This grant will enable Staunton to pursue a permanent solution to a long-existing problem,� said Mayor John Willmon. �On behalf of the residents of Staunton, I want to say how very appreciative we are to DCEO. This is a culmination of an awful lot of work for a lot of people.�

�I know that flooding has been a problem for motorists entering Staunton from I-55�, said State Senator Deanna Demuzio (D-Carlinville).  �This CDAP funding will not only help alleviate flooding and make travel safer for local motorists, but it will also create jobs at the same time. I am very pleased to join Director Ribley today to announce the release of these funds for the City of Staunton.�

Illinois will receive approximately $35 million total in federal funds through the Community Development Block Grant Program (known in Illinois as CDAP). Larger urban areas known as "entitlement communities" receive funding directly from the federal government to support similar development needs, while DCEO's Office of Community Development administers funding to the smaller "non-entitlement communities."  CDAP serves communities with populations under 50,000 that are not located within a US Housing and Urban Development (HUD)-designated entitlement community, or one of the eight designated entitlement urban counties.
 
DCEO will award additional funding in the coming months to support a variety of projects under the CDAP-Flex program, to support emergency infrastructure under CDAP- emergency set aside (as needed), and to support mobility and accessibility upgrades under the CDAP-MARS program.

The list of Illinois communities receiving 2010 CDAP-Public Infrastructure funding follows:

 

GRANTEE NAME

GRANT AWARD

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

1

Bondville

$350,000

Sewer hookups

2

Bourbonnais

$338,000

Sewer repairs

3

Bradford

$213,185

Replacement of water main

4

Bushnell

$350,000

Sewer repairs

5

Cass County

$350,000

Beardstown Sanitary dist. sewer line replacement

6

Chandlerville

$350,000

New water mains

7

Cisco

$265,375

Construct a new water tower

8

Clifton

$350,000

Hook up to sanitary sewer system

9

DePue

$350,000

Sewer plant and target area line repairs

10

DuQuoin

$225,000

Line sewer mains

11

Durand

$189,121

Replace water main on Washington street

12

Elizabeth

$350,000

Replace water mains and meters

13

Farmer City

$350,000

Separate storm and sewer systems

14

Fithian

$350,000

Separate storm and sewer systems

15

Forreston

$350,000

Lining of sewer mains

16

Franklin

$350,000

SMG Water Corp. extend water main to Franklin

17

Grayville

$120,335

Reconstruct sewer lift station

18

Griggsville

$350,000

Sewer lining (water well)

19

Herrick

$150,000

Replace water mains and back up water supply

20

Joy

$339,000

Sewer main rehabilitation

21

Ladd

$288,750

Water main replacement in target area

22

LaFayette

$252,692

Rehab elevated water storage

23

LaSalle

$350,000

Sewer main replacement and storm sewer installation

24

Manito

$350,000

Construct new water tank and demo old one

15

Milledgeville

$340,500

Water main replacement

26

Morgan County

$350,000

Smog Water Corp to extent service to 140 households

27

Nebo

$225,000

Construct sanitary lift station

28

North Johnson Township

$350,000

Clark Edgar Rural Water District extension

29

Ottawa

$350,000

Water main replacement

30

Parker Township

$350,000

Clark Edger Rural Water District extension

31

Prophetstown

$350,000

Sewer main lining and lift station repairs

32

Redmon

$350,000

Clark Edgar Rural Water District extension

33

Rochelle

$350,000

Sewer main lining in target area

34

Savanna

$350,000

Sewer main lining in target area

35

Scott County

$350,000

Scott County water line extension

36

Staunton

$350,000

Alleviate flooding drainage

37

Trenton

$350,000

Install new storm sewers

38

Waterman

$350,000

Storm sewer construction

39

Watson

$301,400

Replace water lines

40

Westfield

$350,000

Clark Edgar Rural Water District extension

 

 GRAND TOTAL

12,698,358

DCEO is the state's lead economic development agency responsible for creating jobs and building economic prosperity. For more information, visit DCEO's website atwww.ildceo.net.