Governor Quinn Announces Nearly $19 Million in Federal Funding for Local Infrastructure Projects

Community Development Assistance Grants Will Support Needed Improvements in 59 Small, Rural Communities Statewide

SPRINGFIELD–(ENEWSPF)–January 18, 2012. Governor Pat Quinn today announced nearly $19 million in federal funding to address the infrastructure needs of 59 small and rural communities throughout Illinois. Awarded through the Community Development Assistance Program (CDAP), the funding will be used to make improvements to water and sewer lines, including replacing water mains, upgrading storm water systems and repairing sewer lines.  
 
“This funding will help make much needed infrastructure improvements in many of our smaller communities that were hit hardest by the economic downturn,” Governor Quinn said. “These infrastructure projects will help revitalize the local economy and create jobs.”
 
The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) administrers Illinois’ CDAP program, which is known nationally as the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program and provides federal funding for a variety of community-based projects. Communities with populations of 50,000 or less can apply for CDAP grant funding to support a variety of projects. 
 
“Through the state’s CDAP program, we are building up the infrastructure of our smaller and rural communities,” said Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) Director Warren Ribley. “These improvements will help provide safe drinking water and reliable water supply and sanitation systems while creating construction jobs to support the needed infrastructure upgrades and improvements, and will set the stage for future economic development.”
 
 On behalf of Governor Quinn, DCEO Director Warren Ribley visited Herrin yesterday to announce the city’s $350,000 grant that will be used to replace water mains in the community. The nearly $19 million in competitive public infrastructure grants will be distributed to 59 small and rural communities throughout the state.
 
Illinois’ CDAP program supports communities with populations of 50,000 and fewer that are not located within a US Housing and Urban Development (HUD)-designated “entitlement community,” or one of the eight designated “entitlement” urban counties. The complete list of Illinois communities receiving 2011 CDAP-Public Infrastructure funding is attached.

CDAP-2011 Public Infrastructure Awards 

  • Arlington, Village of – $350,000 Water treatment plant improvement 
  • Astoria, Town of -$350,000 Water treatment plant improvements 
  • Audubon Township – $350,000 New rural water lines 
  • Ava, City of – $263,143 Extend water service 
  • Bardolph, Village of – $125,200 Water system improvements 
  • Beardstown, City of – $350,000 Transmission line replacement 
  • Benton, City of – $328,221 Replace water mains 
  • Big Spring Township – $350,000 New rural water lines 
  • Bingham, Village of – $350,000 Extend rural water to village & area 
  • Brownstown, Village of – $146,230 Repair sewer lines/pump stations 
  • Bryant, Village of – $350,000 Water main extension to Lewistown 
  • Buckner, Village of  – $350,000 New water tower 
  • Bunker Hill, City of – $270,000 Water main replacement 
  • Carlyle Township – $350,000 Replace water lines 
  • Carmi, City of  – $350,000 Sewer treatment plant improvements 
  • Coal City, Village of – $350,000 Sewer extension and lift station 
  • Cowden, Village of – $350,000 Separate sanitary/storm sewers 
  • Crainville, Village of – $350,000 Replace water lines 
  • Dakota, Village of $350,000 – Well house improvements and water main replacement 
  • Denver Township – $350,000 Rural water extension to un-served area 
  • Fox Township – $350,000 Extend Rural water  
  • Freeport, City of – $350,000 Sewer main replacement 
  • Girard, City of – $213,855 Repair water lines 
  • Hamilton, City of – $350,000 Sewer main relining in target area 
  • Herrin, City of – $350,000 Replace water mains 
  • LaClede Township – $350,000 Extend rural water 
  • Lanark, City of $202,650 – Detention pond/storm water piping 
  • Lone Grove Township – $350,000 Extend rural water 
  • Macomb, City of – $315,750 Water system improvements in target area 
  • Malden, Village of – $350,000 Water treatment plant and main improvements 
  • Milford, Village of – $350,000 New storm water system 
  • Morrisonville, Village of – $350,000 Replace/line sanitary sewers 
  • Mount Auburn, Village of – $181,055 Repair water lines 
  • Mowequa, Village of – $240,000 Repair sewer lines 
  • Neponset, Village of -$350,000 Water treatment plant improvements 
  • North Henderson, Village of – $118,853 Water system improvements 
  • Oakwood, Village of – $264,000 Water main replacement 
  • Oconee Township – $350,000 New rural water lines 
  • Olmsted, Village of – $332,900 Sewer improvements and extension 
  • Olney, City of – $294,945 Upgrade storm water system 
  • Paw Paw, Village of – $350,000 Lining and repair of sewer collection system 
  • Pike County – $350,000 Phase 7 waterline expansion 
  • Pittsfield, City of – $225,000 Lift station upgrades 
  • Pope County – $350,000 Replace water mains 
  • Preston Township – $350,000 Extend rural water service 
  • Raleigh, Village of – $301,078 Water main loop and pump station 
  • Shannon, Village of – $350,000 Well construction/well house rehab 
  • Shawneetown, City of – $350,000 Rehab 5 sewer pump stations 
  • Sheffield, Village of – $350,000 Install new water mains, replace two failing lift stations 
  • Springfield Township – $282,000 New rural water lines 
  • St. Marie Township – $350,000 Extend rural water 
  • St. Peter, Village of – $350,000 Replace sewer lines/pump stations 
  • Stewardson, Village of – $350,000 Repair water lines 
  • Stockton, Village of – $350,000 Water main replacement 
  • Waggoner, Village of – $350,000 Repair water lines 
  • White Hall – $350,000 Wastewater treatment plan improvements 
  • Winnebago, Village of – $350,000 Lining and repair of sewer collection system 
  • Wyanet, Village of – $350,000 Sewer system improvements 
  • Zeigler, City of – $350,000 Replace water mains 
  • 18,804,880 Total Award Dollars

Source: illinois.gov