Windhorst: 118th District to Receive $2.8 million in Infrastructure, Housing Grants

METROPOLIS – State Representative Patrick Windhorst (R-Metropolis) is announcing the release of more than $2.8 million in Community Development Block Grants from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity as part of the department’s Community Development Block Grant program (CDBG). Windhorst says the funding will help municipalities with infrastructure costs and individuals with housing improvement needs.

“I am pleased to announced several communities in the 118th district are set to receive an grant funding for infrastructure and individual housing improvements,” Windhorst said. “These Federal resources are passed through the State of Illinois to help with critical infrastructure needs that will improve sewer and water delivery systems, brighten the future of villages, towns, and counties, and ease the burden on local property tax payers.”

Communities in the 118th district to receive the funding are:

Cypress: $391,550
East Cape Girardeau: $550,000
Mound City: $530,050
Olmsted: $403,000
Ridgway: $500,000
Thebes: $457,400

The Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity announced the release of $23.5 million in CDBG grants on Thursday. Windhorst says he is proud to bring home a strong share of the funding for Illinois’ southernmost legislative district and thanked regional planning commissions for their hard work in attaining the grant awards

“The funds to be released to communities in the 118th district represent more than 10% of the total announced. I am very grateful to our regional planning and development commissions who assist our dedicated local officials for their hard work and advocacy for our region” Windhorst said. “I will continue working hard with state, regional, and local partners to make sure Southern Illinois remains a priority for federal and state grant funding for infrastructure and housing improvements.”