Cook County Commissioner Donna Miller Secures Millions in Funding for Local Communities

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Cook County Commissioner Donna Miller Secures Millions in Funding for Local Communities (Cook County, IL) — Cook County Commissioner Donna Miller announced recently secured funding to help improve our local communities. At the end of July, the Cook County Board of Commissioners approved American Rescue Plan funding, Community Development Block Grant Program funding, and Invest in Cook Program funding to help strengthen the county’s existing transportation and infrastructure and support local nonprofits serving those in need.

“Safe roads, bridges, and transportation systems are an integral part of building strong and prospering communities. I’m proud to have secured funding for initiatives across the Sixth District to improve our infrastructure and support our great local nonprofits that are serving those who need help the most,” said Cook County Commissioner Donna Miller. “It’s a privilege to be able to travel across the district to speak with the leadership of our municipalities about the influx of funds coming to help improve their neighborhoods, and I look forward to continued conversations in the weeks to come.”

Through the Community Development Block Grant Program, Commissioner Miller secured a total of just under $2 million for the Sixth District, including for local municipalities, including Palos Hills, Justice, Park Forest, Sauk Village, South Holland, and Thornton to execute improvements to their streets through resurfacing and sewer line replacement. These funds are also going toward social service organizations, including All our Children’s Advocacy Center, which provides youth counseling services and resources to victims of abuse; Building Beyond Violence & Abuse, which serves victims of domestic violence who are facing homelessness; and Homewood Science Center, which teaches ninth grade female students STEAM education.

Utilizing American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding, the Invest in Cook Program is providing over $6.6 million in investments in numerous infrastructure projects across the Sixth District. These include a village-wide pedestrian study in Alsip, ADA accessibility improvements in Chicago Ridge and Justice, a multi-use path in East Hazelcrest, intersection improvements in Matteson, Ridgeland Ave. path improvements in Worth, Right of Way dedication, design and construction for Linder Avenue in Midlothian/Oak Forest/Bremen Township, storm sewer construction to address flooding in Bedford Park, feasibility/planning Study to identify potential solutions to address local flooding in Bremen Township, stormwater conveyance and storage improvements to mitigate flooding in Dolton, sidewalk construction on Ashland Ave. in Homewood, replacement of existing culverts, channel improvements, expansion of existing detention facilities and construction of new detention facilities to address local flooding in Midlothian/Oak Forest/Bremen Township, and replacement of existing culverts to increase conveyance as well as the creation of two stormwater detention ponds in the existing parks along Thorn Ditch to address local flooding in South Holland.

Over the coming weeks, Commissioner Miller will meet with community leaders to discuss the influx in funding and how it will be deployed to build better, stronger neighborhoods.

To learn more about the Sixth District projects and others across Cook County, visit

Cook County Commissioner Donna Miller Secures Millions in Funding for Local Communities


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