Coal City, St. Anne among 54 Illinois Communities Selected for CDBG Infrastructure Grants 


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SPRINGFIELD, IL – In a move to bolster infrastructure and improve housing conditions in non-metropolitan areas, the Pritzker Administration announced Friday the recipients for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for Public Infrastructure and Housing Rehabilitation. 

A total of $56.9 million will be awarded for 54 projects across Illinois, with St. Anne and Coal City among communities see benefits from the grants.

Governor JB Pritzker emphasized the significance of the grants, stating, “Since day one as Governor, it has been my priority to ensure that every family, individual, and child in Illinois has access to safe and healthy water, housing, and infrastructure.” He further highlighted that the Rebuild Illinois capital plan, in conjunction with federal support, will improve communities for years to come.

The Public Infrastructure grants, totaling $48.5 million, will facilitate crucial projects such as storm sewer pipes, waterline replacements, hydrant and water storage tank construction. The initiatives aim to mitigate flooding and enhance sewage management, water delivery, and other essential public water necessities.

Local governments in the selected communities will receive grants ranging from $425,000 to $1.5 million, with an average grant size of $1 million. Preference was given to projects in underserved areas, opportunity zones, and those proposing non-state matching components to maximize investments in the region. The combined repairs resulting from these grants are valued over $55.1 million.

The Housing Rehabilitation grants, totaling $8.4 million, will benefit 13 communities, including Coal City, with investments in 135 housing improvement projects. These grants aim to assist low-to-moderate income homeowners with various improvements, ensuring safe and sanitary living conditions.

State and federal representatives expressed their support for the initiative, with U.S. Senator Dick Durbin affirming, “Every Illinoisan deserves access to safe drinking water, proper sanitary management, and stable housing.” Meanwhile, U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth stressed that “clean water is essential to our daily life,” applauding the federal support provided to enhance the well-being of Illinois residents.

The CDBG project is funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and exclusively targets non-metropolitan communities with 51 percent or more low-to-moderate income residences. The grants aim to provide much-needed resources to enhance the quality of life for residents in these areas.

As State Rep. Nick Smith puts it, “In a community like St. Anne, $700,000 goes a long way towards improving peoples’ lives.” 

With these grants, Illinois communities like St. Anne and Coal City can look forward to significant improvements in their water, sewer, and housing infrastructure, making their neighborhoods safer and more prosperous for all residents.

A full list of Friday’s grant recipients can be found below. 

A list of recipients can be found below:

City of Altamont$1,500,000.00
City of Benton$1,198,480.00
City of Du Quoin$685,105.00
City of Effingham$1,275,000.00
City of Eldorado$ 760,000.00
City of Flora$1,500,000.00
City of Galesburg$1,500,000.00
City of Grand Tower$ 1,500,000.00
City of Greenville$1,500,000.00
City of Henry$458,985.00
City of Macomb$1,500,000.00
City of Morrison$1,271,782.00
City of Nason$1,500,000.00
City of Nokomis$1,500,000.00
City of Pinckneyville$1,500,000.00
City of Rochelle$1,052,200.00
City of Savanna$1,500,000.00
City of Staunton$678,705.00
City of Streator$425,000.00
City of Vandalia$1,500,000.00
City of Witt$1,500,000.00
County of Fayette$1,300,000.00
County of Richland$1,430,000.00
Village of Augusta$1,500,000.00
Village of Brocton$1,020,000.00
Village of Bureau Junction$645,000.00
Village of Carbon Hill$784,970.00
Village of Cowden$1,500,000.00
Village of Dongola$ 570,000.00
Village of Donnellson$1,500,000.00
Village of Dover$964,850.00
Village of Elliott$1,500,000.00
Village of Junction City$1,500,000.00
Village of Norris City$1,235,550.00
Village of Owaneco$1,500,000.00
Village of St. Anne$700,000.00
Village of Tamms$1,427,175.00
Village of Verona$490,881.00
Village of Watson$1,220,000.00
Village of Wilsonville$1,030,765.00
Village of Yates City$871,310.00
City of Benton$650,000.00
City of Henry$650,000.00
City of Herrin$637,000.00
City of Marion$637,000.00
City of Morris$650,000.00
City of Sesser$650,000.00
City of West Frankfort$650,000.00
Village of Braceville$650,000.00
Village of Bureau Junction$650,000.00
Village of Coal City$650,000.00
Village of Elkville$650,000.00
Village of Neponset$650,000.00
Village of Royalton$650,000.00


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