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Illinois communities get more than $147 million for community health centers, child care, food banks, homeless relief

Friday, April 03, 2020
Chicago Tribune
by Rick Pearson

Illinois communities will receive more than $147 million in grants from the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development as part of the $2.2 trillion pandemic relief act to pay for community health and child care centers, food banks, senior services and homeless assistance dealing with the COVID-19 virus.

The details of the funding were released Friday by Sens. Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth and involved two federal HUD grant programs. Nationally, the new CARES Act provides $5 billion in Community Development Block Grants and $4 billion in what’s being called Emergency Solutions Grants, which are especially aimed at homeless prevention and aid.

“Families and individuals who are homeless or at risk of experiencing homelessness are among our state’s most vulnerable,” Durbin said in a statement. “It’s imperative that we provide additional support during this crisis. Sen. Duckworth and I will continue working to provide increased federal assistance during this challenging time.”

Chicago is slated to receive nearly half of the grant money: $46.7 million in CDBG funds for health, child and senior care and food banks as well as another $23.7 million in emergency grants to deal with homelessness.

Cook County will also get $6.4 million in CDAG funds, while $2.3 million in set for DuPage County, $1.7 million for Lake County, $1.2 million for Will County, $830,790 for McHenry County and nearly $800,000 for Kane County.

Individual suburban communities receiving CDAG funds include Evanston, which will get nearly $1.1 million; Cicero $1 million; Oak Park $980,107; Aurora $902,078; Berwyn $755,917; Joliet $563,076; Elgin $510,869; and Waukegan $470,215.

The HUD grants earmarked for homeless assistance include $3 million for Cook County; $1 million for DuPage County; $777,472 for Lake County; $503,772 for Will County; $546,424 for Evanston; and $520,731 for Cicero.

The state also is getting $17.8 million in unallocated CDAG grant money and another $18.1 million in homeless assistance grants, the senators said.

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