Congressman John Shimkus

Representing the 15th District of Illinois


Shimkus Announces USDA Loan Awarded to Edgar County Special Service Area Ambulance, Inc.

Sep 27, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON- Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) announced today that Edgar County Special Service Area Ambulance, Inc. was awarded a USDA Rural Development loan of $1,607,416.

Rural Development loan guarantee funds will be used for the ambulance service to refinance their current loan and purchase new equipment. ECSSAA, Inc. will purchase 3 new ambulances and other equipment in order to fulfill their new county contract. This project will help to save 21 jobs and create 10 new jobs.

“I congratulate the ECSSAA on being awarded this loan and saving 21 jobs, as well as adding 10 new jobs, in my district,” Shimkus said. “Loans 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.”