Congressman John Shimkus

Representing the 15th District of Illinois


Shimkus Announces USDA Grant Awarded to Edgar County

Oct 6, 2017
Press Release

Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) announced today that Edgar County was awarded a USDA Rural Development grant of $25,000.

The funds will be used to purchase two new all-wheel drive police vehicles for the Edgar County Sheriff’s Department to provide public safety to over 18,000 residents in Edgar County. The new vehicles will replace two vehicles that are no longer dependable due to high mileage and costly repairs.

“I congratulate Edgar County 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.”