Southern, Central Illinois benefit from $7.23 million in block grants
Nineteen Illinois communities will receive a total of $7.23 million in funding to improve, rehabilitate and retrofit residential properties, according to the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity (DCEO).
The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program provides low- to moderate-income households with funds of up to $45,000 per household to make their homes safer and more sanitary. Projects funded through the program improve the stability of neighborhoods and help make communities more affordable and desirable places to live, according to a DCEO press release.
Most of the $7.23 million will go to 12 communities in Southern Illinois: Anna, Benton, Cambria, Carrier Mills, Creal Springs, Freeman Spur, Jonesboro, Marion, Mt. Vernon, Sesser, Spillertown and Brownstown.
Seven Central Illinois communities also will receive funds: Bushnell, Canton, Galesburg, Macomb, Monmouth, Stronghurst and Sullivan.
The program, administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), was established in 1974 through the Housing and Community Development Act.
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