Pritzker Rolls Out Grants for Shovel-Ready Infrastructure Projects
Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) are rolling out Fast-Track Public Infrastructure Grants, an initiative to accelerate work on planned public infrastructure projects around the state.
The state is expediting $25 million of existing Rebuild Illinois funding to local public infrastructure projects that are ready to begin work this summer. Many local governments face lost revenues, impacting their ability to finance these projects.
“This will keep key public infrastructure projects in the pipeline, and support the return of skilled labor to job sites for the busy summer season,” Pritzker said.
“We recognize the unique challenge and burdens that COVID-19 is placing on us all, and we are taking steps to provide relief to businesses and communities,” said DCEO Director Erin Guthrie. “Through the Fast Track Public Infrastructure Grants Program, the administration will provide a much-needed boost for workers across the state, as well as the critical infrastructure projects our state depends on.”
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