Tri States Public Radio Staff
Mon December 14, 2009
Rushville Seeks CDAP Grant
Rushville, IL – The Rushville City Council has agreed to support the Two Rivers Regional Council's bid for Community Development Assistance Program, or CDAP, grants. If awarded, the grants would send about $400,000 Rushville's way to rehabilitate 8 to 12 low-income homes.
Mayor Scott Thompson says the council's letter of support does not approve receipt of the funding, nor does it approve the projects. But, it's still important. Thompson letters from local governments, lawmakers and other entities are important when the state decides which projects to fund.
"The state wants that show of support," says Thompson. "We are behind Two Rivers in making that application. It's a very important part of the application process."
Thompson says the grant writing process is also being supported by local lawmakers such as State Rep. Jil Tracy, State Sen. John Sullivan, and Congressman Aaron Schock.
Thompson says the grant would not cover major work, but rather small projects such as roof repairs to make the homes livable.
Thompson says an area of the city has already been determined to receive this rehabilitation work should the funds become available. He expects the city to receive confirmation about the potential award sometime in February.