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Severin Announces DCEO Grant Funding for Local Sewer Improvements

State Representative Dave Severin (R-Benton) announced this week that he has been notified by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity that more than $1.9 million in grant funds will be released to four communities in the 117th District.

“I am pleased to pass along information released by DCEO this week announcing grant funding for major sewer improvement projects in my district,” Severin said. “These investments are critical to ensure public health and safety.”

The projects are funded by the Community Development Block Grant program, one of the longest continuously run programs at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The program is federally funded, but the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity administers the program.

Of the 40 projects being funded throughout the state, the following communities will receive funding for these projects:

–          City of Orient will receive $237,540 to rehabilitate 10 municipal sewer pump stations
–          City of Sesser will receive $450,000 to construct rehabilitation of sanitary sewer
–          City of Herrin will receive $450,000 to replace lift station, manhole and corresponding pipe
–          City of Johnson City will receive $385,547 for west side target area sewer main replacements
–          City of Christopher will receive $388,493 for southeast side target area sewer main replacements.