Based upon studies completed of the City's sanitary sewer collection system, a phased approach was recommended and implemented to address the deficiencies identified. To-date, three phases of sanitary sewer improvements were completed which included manhole replacements and cured-in-place lining work. Since the City has been proactive in establishing a quarterly Sewer Capital Improvements Fee, the funds collected provided the City with its 25% match for DCEO grant funds. All three sewer lining projects were funded with DCEO CDAP grant funds. (photo above)
CFPS assists communities, county organizations, and businesses with various Federal and State grants to help provide funding for their project
through many sources.
CFPS works closely with each entity, to learn about their needs and provide them with funding options for their specific projects. Each project is unique and no two projects are funded the same. Once the scope of the project is identified all possible funding sources are reviewed. At times projects are tailored to meet the criteria of specific funding sources, while maintaining the original scope and goal of the project.
The Village proceeded with a project to replace undersized water main and loop dead-end services in various parts of Stockton's water distribution system. Roughly 4,000 l.f. of 3/4" and 1" water mains were replaced with 8-and 10" mains, impacting roughly 90 households within the Village. The project resulted in increased water pressure and improved water service and water quality throughout the Village's water distribution system. More than 50% of the project was funded with a DCEO CDAP grant fund and an IEPA forgivable loan, with the remaining project being financed with a low-interest loan from IEPA's public water revolving loan fund. (Above photos show a broken valve being replaced, the installation of an EZ Valve, and the tie-in of a new water main)
Tax Increment Financing (TIF) is an economic tool that helps local governments restore their most run-down areas in their communities or jump-start economically sluggish parts of a community. With this tool, financially strapped communities can make the improvements they need, like new roads or sewers and provide incentives to attract businesses or help existing businesses expand, without tapping into general funds or raising taxes. Click here to learn more about what a TIF is. Contact CFPS for more information on how to create a TIF in your community!
ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE & ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY - COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM GRANTS
Public Infrastructure Grants - DCEO has grant funds (up to $450,000) for:
Projects require a 25% match and applications are due each June.
ILLINOIS ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY -
PUBLIC WATER AND CLEAN WATER REVOLVING LOAN FUNDS
IEPA provides low interest loans to units of local government for water and wastewater-type projects. Interest rates are currently under 2.0% and loans are awarded with a maximum term of 20 years. Contact CFPS to see if your community qualifies. Pre-applications are due March 31st.
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE -
RURAL DEVELOPMENT DIVISION
USDA RD provides grant and loan funds to communities with a population of 10,000 or less, for water and wastewater-type projects. Grant funds are limited; loans are awarded with a maximum of 40 years and the interest rate ranges between 3 and 4%. Applications are accepted year-round.
ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES
Open Land Acquisition and Development Grants - These grants include a 50/50 match to help improve community parks. Does your park have potential? Contact CFPS today!