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Illinois Valley gets Grant Money for Disaster Readiness, Response Efforts

Posted by wlpo on July 19, 2016

No matter which county in the Illinois Valley you call home, a new grant will help that county be better prepared in the event of a disaster.

The Illinois Emergency Management Agency awarded more than $4 million in grants to some cities and counties in the state. The money is to be used for day-to-day operations of emergency response programs.

LaSalle County was the biggest beneficiary of the grant in the valley. Nearly $37,000 was awarded to the county. Bureau County will receive a little more than $21,000 from the grant while Putnam County gets $15,500.

The grants are funded through a grant given to the state by FEMA. The state then chose the 120 cities and counties where they wanted to distribute the money.

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