Davidsmeyer Announces Construction Grant Opportunities for Local Governments and Schools

Jacksonville, IL…Assistant Republican Leader C.D. Davidsmeyer is encouraging local municipalities, park districts and schools to take advantage of fast-track construction grants being doled out by the IL Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity (DCEO).

“DCEO is offering construction grants ranging from $500,000 to $5 million for shovel ready projects through Rebuild Illinois to kick-start Illinois’ economy,” said Davidsmeyer.  “Grant proposals will be accepted and funded on a first-come, first-serve basis.

“The last day to submit a grant proposal is Monday, June 15.

Eligible Uses include a wide range of public infrastructure improvement projects, including projects that entail new construction and/or significant renovation or improvements of:

  • Publicly owned buildings, facilities, and parks
  • Publicly owned industrial and commercial sites
  • Waste disposal systems
  • Water and sewer line extensions
  • Water distribution and purification facilities
  • Gas and electric utility extensions
  • Dredging of waterways
  • Rail, air, or water port improvements
  • ADA-compliant sidewalks, curb and gutters
  • Previously unimproved WPA streets
  • Other public infrastructure capital improvements

“I encourage local units of government and schools to take advantage of this grant opportunity.  This is a great way to improve our local infrastructure and stimulate the economy that has been ravished by COVID-19.”