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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 28, 2002

Governor Announces 2002 Community Development Assistance Program Planning Assistance Grants

SPRINGFIELD -- Governor George H. Ryan today announced that 30 Illinois communities are recipients of 2002 Community Development Assistance Program (CDAP) Planning Assistance grants totaling $700,000.

The grants are funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and are given to units of local government for water and sewer planning projects. The projects, which are chosen following a competitive application review, are designed to address threats to public health and safety and which will benefit at least 51 percent low-to-moderate income persons.

“The communities that are receiving these grants are facing issues with basic infrastructure needs that many of us take for granted,” said Ryan. “These funds will assist these towns and villages in addressing quality of life issues for their residents.”

The Illinois Department of Commerce and Community Affairs (DCCA) administers the CDAP program through Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds. The money is available to assist Illinois communities meet their greatest economic and community development needs.

“The CDAP grants serve as a tremendous resource for many municipalities throughout Illinois,” said DCCA Director Pam McDonough. “This is the first step for these communities as they look to make necessary improvements benefiting residents and businesses alike.”

Some of the sewer and water projects that are planned will then be submitted for consideration as CDAP Public Facilities Construction or Design Engineering projects which are due in the fall.

A list of grant recipients follows:

Grantee CountyProject DescriptionAmount Awarded
Bowen, Village of
Hancock Co.
Study existing storm sewer, drainage problems $14,250

Canton Township
Fulton Co.
Study to develop a public water source $25,000

Canton, City of
Fulton Co.
Study to improve wastewater treatment facilities $25,000

Crainville, Village of
Williamson Co.
Study alternatives to alleviate drainage problems $21,750

East Galesburg, Village of
Knox Co.
Study existing water system $22,250

Eldred, Village of
Greene Co.
Develop water distribution system plan $22,750

Garrett, Village of
Douglas Co.
Develop a drainage study plan $25,000

Golconda, City of
Pope Co.
Study of water mains $23,750

Griggsville, City of
Pike Co.
Study of the sanitary sewer system $23,220

Harmon, Village of
Lee Co.
Study to construct wastewater treatment system $24,370

Honey Creek Township
Adams Co.
Study for public wastewater treatment facility$24,250

Irving, Village of
Montgomery Co.
Feasibility study of new water storage tank $19,250

Lawrenceville, City of
Lawrence Co.
Study water supply to determine source of nitrates $24,370

Lewistown, City of
Fulton Co.
Complete a comprehensive water study $25,000

Manlius, Village of
Bureau Co.
Prepare a complete sanitary sewer facility plan $19,370

Morrisonville, Village of
Christian Co.
Study of sewer line problems $25,000

Mounds, City of
Pulaski Co.
Study of the sewage system $25,000

Nason, City of
Jefferson Co.
Study of sanitary collection, treatment facility $24,250

Norris City, Village of
White Co.
Evaluate current water system $24,250

Royalton, Village of
Franklin Co.
Study of sanitary sewer system $25,000

Shawnee Township
Gallatin Co.
Study of alternative means of water supply $24,250

Shumway, Village of
Effingham Co.
Develop plan to install community sewer system $25,000

Sparta, City of
Randolph Co.
Study the water distribution system $24,250

Tamaroa, Village of
Perry Co.
Conduct a field survey to develop a drainage plan $23,870

Tennessee, Village of
McDonough Co.
Study wastewater treatment and disposal options $22,000

Waggoner, Village of
Montgomery Co.
Develop a plan to resolve sewer disposal problems $24,250

Warren, Village of
JoDaviess Co.
Study of wastewater treatment plant $25,000

Washburn, Village of
Woodford Co.
Study to identify problems in water system $23,800

West Frankfort, City of
Franklin Co.
Evaluate target area of sanitary sewer system $24,250

Witt, City of
Montgomery Co.
Examine upgrading the water treatment plant $20,250

30 Projects Funded $700,000


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