WASHINGTON — Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) announced that nearly $100,000 in U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) rural infrastructure grants have been awarded to Morrison, Oquawka and Williamsfield, Illinois.
“Our small cities and villages are the fabric of the Heartland and the drivers of our rural economy,” Congresswoman Bustos said. “Since I was elected to Congress nearly a decade ago, I’ve always prioritized ensuring that all of our communities receive the attention and support they deserve from the federal government. I’m so glad to announce that Morrison, Oquawka and Williamsfield, Illinois will be receiving nearly $100,000 in USDA Rural Development grants for important local projects.”
USDA Rural Development delivers a number of programs to help improve the quality of life in rural communities throughout the nation. The grants for Morrison, Oquawka and Williamsfield were awarded through the USDA’s Community Facilities Disaster Grant program. Details on the projects funded by USDA can be found below:
- City of Morrison – $48,200: The City of Morrison will receive a $48,200 Rural Development grant to complete the construction of its library roof. The city will remove the existing asphalt roof and replace it with a metal roof to prevent leaking.
- Village of Oquawka – $43,100: The Village of Oquawka will receive a $43,100 Rural Development grant to acquire a new police vehicle. It will be the replacement for a vehicle that is in need of costly repairs and is no longer dependable.
- Village of Williamsfield – $5,300: the Village of Williamsfield will receive an additional $5,300 for improvements to make the Village Hall handicap accessible and compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. This includes the construction of a bathroom, replacement of the water line and improvements to sidewalks and parking. Williamsfield was awarded $15,400 for this project in November 2021.