WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Illinois) Wednesday, Oct. 22, announced Madison County will receive $3.4 million in grant funding through two programs administered by Department of Housing and Urban Development.
The county will receive $2,655,266 for the Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) program, which provides grants to states and local governments to provide housing and expand economic opportunities for low and moderate-income people.
The county also will receive $797,813 for the HOME program, which helps to expand the supply of housing to low-income families by providing grants to state and local governments. HOME is the largest federal block grant to state and local governments designed exclusively to create affordable housing for low-income households.
Statewide the federal government distributed about $26 million in grants.
“This funding will give local development agencies around Illinois the ability to expand and improve affordable housing and other critical services in their communities,” Durbin said.