New Athens is recipient of infrastructure grant

Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) recently announced $50.7 million in new infrastructure grants awarded to 34 communities, counties and localities across Illinois for critical infrastructure projects including bridge replacement, water treatment upgrades, road construction projects and more. State funds will be met with $72.1 million in matching commitments for capital projects, which brings the total investment to nearly $123 million.

This funding is made possible by the Rebuild Illinois Public Infrastructure (RIPI) Capital Program, part of Pritzker’s historic, bipartisan capital program, Rebuild Illinois, and a key priority outlined in Illinois’ 5-year economic plan, a blueprint to create economic growth.

For more on the grant, please see this week’s print edition.