Gov. Pritzker Announces $250 million in Grants for Local Transportation Projects Through Rebuild Illinois
Counties, Municipalities, and Townships to Receive Third Installment of $250 Million Grants for Local Projects
DeKalb, IL (STL.News) Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Transportation today announced that a third $250 million installment is being made to counties, municipalities and townships to address their transportation needs as part of the historic, bipartisan Rebuild Illinois capital program. The funding ensures the continued investment in local infrastructure to improve safety, enhance quality of life and help sustain the economy across the state by rebuilding Illinois communities and putting people to work.
“While I’m proud of the transformation of our interstate highways Rebuild Illinois is rebuilding, it’s local projects that are rejuvenating our communities in ways our people deserve – that’s why Rebuild Illinois set aside $1.5 billion for municipal and county projects. What’s more, funding from Rebuild Illinois allows local governments to reallocate precious dollars for other parts of the community. And with the strain on local budgets because of the pandemic, that means critical savings for local governments and taxpayers,” said Governor JB Pritzker. “That’s why today, I’m proud to announce the third $250 million installment of funding for counties, municipalities and townships to address their transportation needs as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital program.