U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-Il) has announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture awarded more than $25 million in federal funding to support rural development projects across Illinois. The USDA's funding will support water and waste infrastructure projects and local economic development.
Greene County Rural Water in Carrollton was awarded an Emergency Community Water Assistance Grant of $35,840 to restore two areas that were damaged due to heavy rains and flash flooding. Jersey County Rural Water Company was awarded $150,000 for 11 areas damaged by the flooding.