Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) announced Friday that the City of Grayville was awarded a USDA Rural Development grant of $19,500.
The funds will be used to purchase a new squad car for the police department. The new squad car will replace an existing vehicle, which is one of three, and is necessary to provide better public safety.
“I congratulate the City of Grayville on being awarded funds for a new squad car,” Shimkus said. “Grants from the USDA make necessary development and public safety projects possible for rural communities. My office can assist with rural development grants as well as any other federal grant program application.”