Congressman John Shimkus

Representing the 15th District of Illinois


Paris Awarded Federal Grant

May 17, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) announced today that the City of Paris was awarded a USDA Rural Development grant of $8,500.
The funds will be used toward the purchase and installation of ten overhead doors and two door openers for the city's maintenance building. The existing doors on the facility, which houses all the street department's equipment, have reached the end of their useful life and have become costly to repair. 
“I congratulate Paris on their successful grant application,” Shimkus said. “Grants from the USDA make necessary development and public safety projects possible for rural communities. My office can assist with Rural Development grants as well as any other federal grant program application.”