Underwood Announces Coronavirus Response Funding for Cities and Counties of 14th District of Illinois

April 2, 2020
Press Release

WEST CHICAGO— Today, Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14) announced that the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded over $12.2 million in federal funding to communities in the 14th District. The funding was made available by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which Underwood strongly supported in Congress and was signed by the President on March 27, 2020.

“The CARES Act is delivering crucial economic relief to communities in northern Illinois that have been dramatically impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. This funding will help our communities meet the enormous challenges they face as we fight this virus,” said Underwood. “As Illinois continues to see economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, I’ll continue to fight to bring resources to our community to ensure we are able to come back from this crisis stronger than ever.”

The CARES Act provided $5 billion in Community Development Block Grants and $4 billion in Emergency Solutions Grants for coronavirus response. The Community Development Block Grants and Emergency Solutions Grants will help support a range of local programs and services impacted by the coronavirus, including assistance for people to quickly regain stability in permanent housing after experiencing homelessness during this crisis.

Communities in the 14th District of Illinois will receive the following:

  • Aurora has been awarded a $902,078 Community Development Block Grant.
  • City of Dekalb has been awarded a $271,899 Community Development Block Grant.
  • Elgin has been awarded a $510,869 Community Development Block Grant.
  • Joliet has been awarded a $563,076 Community Development Block Grant.
  • Naperville has been awarded a $315,985 Community Development Block Grant.
  • Waukegan has been awarded a $470,215 Community Development Block Grant.
  • DuPage County has been awarded a $2,294,733 Community Development Block Grant and a $1,031,548 Emergency Solutions Grant.
  • Kane County has been awarded a $796,783 Community Development Block Grant.
  • Lake County has been awarded a $1,709,120 Community Development Block Grant and a $777,472 Emergency Solutions Grant.
  • McHenry County has been awarded a $830,790 Community Development Block Grant.
  • Will County has been awarded a $1,244,264 Community Development Block Grant and a $503,772 Emergency Solutions Grant.

 

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