GALESBURG: Bustos Announces More Than $2.8 Million in Federal Funding for Head Start Programs

GALESBURG — Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17), a member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee, announced that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded more than $2.8 million in federal funding for Head Start programs at West Central Community Services, Inc., which serves Knox, Warren and Henderson counties.  “By supporting Head Start […]

GALESBURG: Bustos Announces $300,000 Federal Grant for Knox College

WASHINGTON — Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17), a member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee, announced that Knox College has been selected to receive a $300,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The funding was awarded through the Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program.  “The potential our students hold is boundless – their opportunities to advance […]

Bustos Accepting Applications for Military Academy Nominations

WASHINGTON — Beginning this month, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) is accepting applications from high school students in Northwest and Central Illinois seeking a nomination to a U.S. Service Academy for fall 2023. The deadline for applications will be September 30, 2022, at 5:00 p.m., which is earlier than previous years.  “Whether following in the footsteps of a loved one […]

EAST PEORIA: Bustos Announces $14.7 Million for Illinois Central College

EAST PEORIA — Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) announced that the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding $14.7 million from the American Rescue Plan Good to Illinois Central College to create an information technology training program in partnership with local companies.  This project will train low-income residents as early as high school. Partner employers […]