Congressman John Shimkus

Representing the 15th District of Illinois


Shimkus Announces USDA Grants to Ludlow & Ridge Farm

Feb 23, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) announced today that the Village of Ludlow will receive $10,000, and the Village of Ridge Farm will receive $30,000, to evaluate updates to their water treatment facilities. 

The Rural Development funds are made available through the Special Evaluation Assistance for Rural Communities and Households Grant Program (SEARCH) at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In Ludlow, the water system has not been updated for more than 35 years and some parts of the system are more than 70 years old. In Ridge Farm, the existing water treatment plant has reached the end of its useful life and is deteriorating. 

“I congratulate Ludlow and Ridge Farm on being awarded funds for these projects,” Shimkus said. “Grants from the USDA make necessary development projects possible for rural communities. My office can assist with rural development grants as well as any other federal grant program application.”