Congressman John Shimkus

Representing the 15th District of Illinois


Brownstown Awarded $40,000 Federal Grant

Aug 29, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) today announced a USDA Rural Development Grant of $40,000 to purchase a new John Deere 3150 Backhoe loader for the Village of Brownstown. 

The village's current equipment is more than 19 years old and in need of major repairs. 

“Grants from the USDA make necessary development projects and equipment upgrades possible for rural communities," Shimkus said. "My office can assist with rural development grants as well as any other federal grant program application.”