Congressman John Shimkus

Representing the 15th District of Illinois


Shimkus Announces USDA Grant Awarded to City of Paris

Nov 1, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON –Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) announced today that the City of Paris was awarded a USDA Rural Development grant of $11,000.

The funds will be used to purchase 5 dive suits, including 4 sets of undergarments and storage bags, for the fire department rescue team and replace 5 garage doors on the fire department building.

“I congratulate Paris on being awarded funds for this project,” 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.”