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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 2, 1999

GOVERNOR AWARDS NEARLY $23 MILLIONTO HELP IMPROVE PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE

SPRINGFIELD -- Gov. George H. Ryan today awarded 85 grants totaling nearly $23 million to help make infrastructure improvements in communities throughout Illinois. The grants are a component of the Community Development Assistance Program (CDAP).

"Improving and expanding infrastructure is crucial to helping communities reach their economic development potential," Ryan said. "These projects contribute to the quality of life by giving smaller communities the means to update their infrastructure systems."

The Illinois Department of Commerce and Community Affairs (DCCA) administers the CDAP program. The 85 successful applicants were chosen following a competitive review based primarily on community need.

Pam McDonough, Acting Director of DCCA, said the public infrastructure grant process is extremely competitive. "We received 200 applications totaling $60.5 million for these Public Facilities and Design grants," McDonough noted. "Community leaders across Illinois understand that a strong infrastructure is one of the foundations of healthy economic growth."

CDAP grants are awarded to units of local government with populations of 50,000 or less that are not located within one of the eight large urban counties that receive funds directly from HUD.

A list of projects is attached.

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1999 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (CDAP) GRANTS

GRANTEE PROJECT DESCRIPTION AMOUNT AWARDED
Aledo, City of (Mercer)Replace cast iron water mains $250,000
Altona, Village of (Knox)Design sewer system improvements 67,000
Atwood, Village of (Douglas/Piatt)Replace elevated water tank 275,000
Augusta, Village of (Hancock)Water distribution system improvements 300,000
Biggsville, Village of (Henderson)Construct sanitary sewer and treatment facility 400,000
Bond County (Bond)Construct gravity sanitary system for Royal Lake area400,000
Bourbon Township (Douglas)Construct water distribution system 400,000
Bowen, Village of (Hancock)Design of sanitary sewer collection and treatment system62,500
Brighton, Village of (Macoupin/Jersey)Renovate sewage transmission system 150,000
Broughton, Village of (Hamilton)Construct community-wide sanitary sewer system 150,150
Bushnell, City of (McDonough)Design a replacement storm sewer 56,500
Calhoun, Village of (Richland)Engineering design for sanitary sewer system 99,000
Camden Township (Schuyler)Water main extension to unserved area 400,000
Campus, Village of (Livingston)Replace dilapidated elevated water storage tank 200,000
Canton, City of (Fulton)Design replacement of water transmission main 100,000
Carmi Township (White) Design water line extensions for Brownsville Water Project 100,000
Carterville, City of (Williamson)Sanitary sewer extension to unserved areas 350,000
Casey, City of (Clark)Design upgrade for existing storm water system 100,000
Cave-In-Rock, Village of (Hardin)Renovate water distribution system 350,000
Charleston Township (Coles)Design extension of water system 30,925
Christopher, City of (Franklin)Replace deteriorated water mains 325,000
Danville Township (Vermilion)Install water main and fire hydrants 225,000
Davis Junction, Village of (Ogle)Construct water distribution system 300,000
Diamond, Village of (Grundy)Construct elevated water storage tank, replace mains 350,000
Donnellson, Village of (Montgomery)Construct sewage collection system 400,000
Earlville, City of (LaSalle)Design new waste water treatment facility 90,000
East Moline, City of (Rock Island)Sanitary sewer replacement 375,000
Edwards County (Edwards)Design water lines to extend to western area 67,000
Elkville, Village of (Jackson)Replace water main 100,000
Fayette County (Fayette)Extend potable water service 400,000
Freeport, City of (Stephenson)Construct storm sewer to eliminate flooding and backups 300,000
Galatia Township (Saline/Hamilton)Extend rural water lines 300,000
Galesburg, City of (Knox)Sanitary sewer replacement 325,000
Germantown, Village of (Clinton)Repair and replace sanitary sewer system and install pump 300,000
Hamilton County (Hamilton)Extend rural water lines to serve 24 homes 200,000
Hardin County (Hardin)Extend water lines to serve 75 households 400,000
Herrin, City of (Williamson)Replace deteriorated water mains 325,000
Hickory Hill Township (Wayne)Water line extension 400,000
Hopedale, Village of (Tazewell)Construct elevated water tower and treatment facility 350,000
Irving, Village of (Montgomery)Convert sewage lagoon system and extend sewer line 75,000
Iuka, Village of (Marion) Construct water main 400,000
Jasper Township (Wayne)Rural water extension 222,542
Kane, Village of (Greene)Design a waste water treatment system 90,000
Kansas Township (Edgar)Installation of water distribution system 250,000
Macomb, City of (McDonough)Replace sanitary sewer lines 300,000
Madison Township (Richland)Design rural water distribution system 90,000
Massac County (Massac)Extend water mains 400,000
Melrose Township (Clark) Construct water distribution system 250,000
Mendota, City of (LaSalle)Sanitary sewer improvements 400,000
Mill Shoals, Village of (White)Construct new ground water storage tank 266,000
Montgomery County (Montgomery)Install water distribution system 400,000
Montrose, Village of (Effingham)Water line replacement, phase II 150,000
Mount Vernon, City of ( Jefferson)Replace existing sanitary sewer 300,000
New Boston, City of (Mercer)Design new waste water treatment plant 90,000
Newtown Township (Livingston)Design and construction of water line extension 400,000
Oakford, Village of (Menard)Design water system to connect to Menard County 75,000
Orange Township (Clark)Construct water distribution system 250,000
Pembroke Township (Kankakee)Design extension of sewer system 70,000
Perry County (Perry)Extend water main 400,000
Pocahontas, Village of (Bond)Rehabilitate sewage system to correct deficiencies 284,000
Pope County (Pope)Extension of rural water lines in two targeted areas 400,000
Prairie City, Village of (McDonough)Construct sanitary sewer system and treatment facility 400,000
Prairie Township (Crawford)Extend water distribution system to unserved area 400,000
Richfield Township (Adams/Pike)Extend water line in northern Pike and southern Adams Co. 400,000
Romine Township (Marion)Extend water lines 400,000
Saint Anne, Village of (Kankakee)Rehabilitate and extend existing sewer to unserved area 375,000
Saint Elmo, City of (Fayette)Replace existing sewer lines 300,000
Schram City, Village of (Montgomery)Replace deteriorated water transmission lines 285,000
Scottville, Village of (Macoupin)Construct water transmission system 350,000
Secor, Village of (Woodford)Install water storage tank, iron filters and water main 375,000
Shabbona, Village of (DeKalb)Construct sanitary sewer, storm sewer and water main 350,000
Shaws Point Township (Macoupin)Construct Phase II of rural water system 400,000
Shoal Creek Township (Bond)Extend water main to 91 households 400,000
Smithboro, Village of (Bond)Construct sewer system, pump station, and force main 400,000
South Pekin, Village of (Tazewell)Construct sewer treatment facility and collection system 297,460
South Wilmington, Village of (Grundy)Construct new well 250,000
Stockton, Village of (JoDaviess)Construct new oxidation ditch sewage treatment facility 400,000
Strasburg, Village of (Shelby)Improvements to water supply and treatment system 350,000
Tilden, Village of (Randolph)Design extension of sewer 80,000
Tovey, Village of (Christian)Construction of water tower 275,000
Tyrone Township (Franklin)Construct central sewage system in unserved community 400,000
Villa Grove, City of (Douglas)Sanitary sewer system improvements 300,000
Warsaw, City of (Hancock)Extend sanitary sewer to unserved area 250,000
West Point, Village of (Hancock)Construct gravity waste water collection system 147,400
Zeigler, City of (Franklin)Water system improvements 75,000
TOTAL GRANTS AWARDED: 85 $22,995,477


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