Washington DC – Seven federal grants coming to Southern Illinois are set to provide much needed services to local communities and counties. US Representative Mike Bost announced the grants yesterday. They include:
The Village of McClure in Alexander County will revive $18,600 to buy a storm siren to warn village residents of inclement weather and other emergencies.
Franklin County will revive $24,000 to buy a 2019 RAM 1500 crew police service patrol vehicle. This vehicle will replace a vehicle that has high mileage and needs costly repairs.
Sesser in Franklin County will receive $25,000 to buy a police vehicle with equipment for the city’s police department replacing an older car.
Mound City in Pulaski County will receive $30,000 to buy a tractor with bucket and mower attachments. The new equipment will provide the necessary equipment to service the levee system.
The Village of Olmstead in Pulaski County will receive $25,000 to buy a utility maintenance truck
Pulaski County will receive $25,000 to buy dump truck to be used for various county projects.
The Village of Baldwin in Randolph County will receive $25,000 a 2018 Ford All Wheel Drive Police Interceptor for the village of Baldwin to replace a 15-year-old vehicle.
Bost stated that the grants ” address the needs of hardworking families in communities that are too often forgotten, we can strengthen our region for generations to come.”