City of Sesser Awarded $450,000 DCEO Housing Grant

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Illinois Department of Commerce Announces Grant Recipients

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity (DCEO) today announced the recipients of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for Housing. Thirteen projects across the state were approved for funding totaling $6 million. These grants will help low-to-moderate income communities improve housing, and rehabilitate and retrofit residential properties. Grants provide residents with safe and sanitary living conditions and help to stabilize neighborhoods and affordable housing in communities around the state.
CDBG recipients:

  • City of Sesser
    Funding provided – $450,000
  • City of Benton
    Funding provided – $450,000
  • City of Charleston
    Funding provided – $499,941
  • Village of Farina
    Funding provided – $435,593
  • City of Flora
    Funding provided – $425,077
  • City of Havana
    Funding provided – $500,000
  • Village of Herrick
    Funding provided – $477,360
  • City of Marseilles
    Funding provided – $393,300
  • City of Martinsville
    Funding provided – $499,356
  • City of Mt. Vernon
    Funding provided – $450,000
  • Village of Royalton
    Funding provided – $450,000
  • Village of West City
    Funding provided – $477,360
  • City of Windsor

The CDBG program was established by the federal Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 (Act). Administered nationally by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), DCEO administers the State of Illinois CDBG – Small Cities Program. State-administered funds are available to assist Illinois communities to meet their greatest economic and community development needs, with an emphasis upon helping persons of lowto-moderate income. A maximum of $500,000 in grant funds or $45,000 per household is available to improve the homes of low-to-moderate income residents of owner occupied single family housing units.

Details on how to apply for grant funding will be made available soon.

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