WASHINGTON D.C. -(Effingham Radio)- Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) announced that Beecher City was awarded a USDA Rural Development grant of $18,700.
The funds will be used purchase and install a new early warning storm siren for the Village of Beecher City.
The new siren will replace the existing siren, that no longer adequately serves the community.
“I congratulate Beecher City on their successful grant application,” 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.”