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Several Southern Illinois communities will receive grant funding from the federal government for infrastructure improvements, according to a news release from Gov. Bruce Rauner.

In Southern Illinois, the following communities were awarded grants:

  • Village of Thebes will get $208,650 for water treatment plant improvements.
  • Village of Royalton will get $500,000 for improvements to an existing sewage treatment plant.
  • Massac County will get $199,890 for new water lines to the Southland Subdivision.
  • City of Carterville will get $500,000 for water system improvements.

The grants come from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity as part of the Community Development Block Grant for Public Infrastructure. The program was established by the federal Housing and Community Development Act of 1976 and is administered nationally by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The Illinois DCEO administers a Small Cities Program within those programs.

— The Southern

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