McLeansboro Receives Community Grant

(MCLEANSBORO, IL) — McLeansboro recently got a grant worth just over $379,000 from the Community Development Assistance Program. The money will be used to complete the final phase of the water main replacement project, which will include finishing up replacing water mains and cover Olive Street south down Hancock and connect back onto the lines already replaced in the HamCo Heights and Hillcrest Areas. They say once this project is finished, the city will look at sewer projects and apply for more grant funding. The CDAP grant program is administered by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. Money for that program comes from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and is used in part to help communities by providing grants to help local governments finance public infrastructure.