Illinois EPA Announces Additional $3.4 Million Awarded to 92 Community Water Supplies Through Latest Round of Lead Service Line Inventory Grant Program

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Illinois EPA Announces Additional $3.4 Million Awarded to 92 Community Water Supplies Through Latest Round of Lead Service Line Inventory Grant Program (Springfield, IL) — Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (Illinois EPA) Director John J. Kim today announced the recipients of the third round of funding which will assist 92 additional community water supplies (CWSs) in meeting the requirements outlined in the Lead Service Line Replacement and Notification Act (LSLRN Act). The Lead Service Line Inventory (LSLI) Grant Program offers grants to local government units ranging from $20,000 – $50,000 to fund the creation of a complete lead service line inventory. Under this grant program, a total of 260 Illinois systems have benefited from this funding in calendar year 2023.

The LSLRN Act (Public Act 102-0613) requires owners and operators of CWSs in Illinois to submit a complete, final water service line material inventory for the Illinois EPA’s approval no later than April 15, 2024. The final inventory must report the material composition of all service lines within the CWS’s distribution system, including the number of lead service lines.

“The Illinois EPA is prioritizing this funding to assist communities in the development of complete material inventories of their drinking water distribution systems,” said Director Kim. “We are encouraged by the number of communities that continue to seek funding to identify lead service lines within the drinking water distribution systems so they can be properly removed.”

Round three of the LSLI Grant Program was funded using Illinois EPA’s “Local Assistance and Other State Program” set-aside of 15 percent from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Lead Service Line Replacement Grant.

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For the third grant funding round, Illinois EPA is funding 92 projects for a total of $3,429,950. In this round, funding was provided up to a maximum of $50,000 per grantee. Illinois EPA announced the first 42 grant recipients in January of 2023, and an additional 120 recipients receiving funding announced in August 2023. Illinois EPA anticipates offering an additional funding opportunity in early 2024.

Grantees may request supplemental funding in the form of a low-interest loan through the Illinois EPA’s Public Water Supply Loan Program (PWSLP) in conjunction with funding to replace lead service lines. To inquire about funding through the PWSLP, please call (217) 782-2027 and ask to speak with the Infrastructure Financial Assistance Section Project Manager on call.

A list of grantees receiving funding through the third round of LSLI Grants is below.

County

Applicant

Grant Award Amount

County

Applicant

Grant Award Amount

Alexander McClure-East Cape Girardeau PWD

$30,000

Grundy & Will Diamond

$30,000

Bureau Malden

$30,000

Hamilton McLeansboro

$40,000

Bureau Ohio

$30,000

Iroquois Watseka

$40,000

Bureau Princeton

$40,000

Jackson Buncombe PWD

$1,500

Bureau Seatonville

$30,000

Jackson Elkville

$30,000

Bureau Spring Valley

$40,000

Jackson Vergennes

$28,500

Carroll Savanna

$40,000

Kendall Plano

$40,000

Champaign Longview

$19,950

Lake Round Lake Beach

$50,000

Cook Bellwood

$50,000

Lake Waukegan

$50,000

Cook Berkeley

$40,000

Lake Winthrop Harbor

$40,000

Cook Berwyn

$50,000

LaSalle Cedar Point

$30,000

Cook Burnham

$40,000

LaSalle La Salle

$40,000

Cook Calumet Park

$40,000

LaSalle Lostant

$30,000

Cook Dolton

$50,000

Lee Franklin Grove

$30,000

Cook Evergreen Park

$50,000

Livingston Dwight

$40,000

Cook Ford Heights

$30,000

Livingston Fairbury

$25,000

Cook Harwood Heights

$40,000

Macon Decatur

$50,000

Cook Hazel Crest

$40,000

Macoupin Girard

$30,000

Cook Markham

$40,000

Marshall Varna

$30,000

Cook Matteson

$50,000

Marshall & LaSalle Wenona

$30,000

Cook Midlothian

$40,000

McDonough Bushnell

$40,000

Cook Norridge

$50,000

McLean Bellflower

$15,000

Cook Palatine

$50,000

Montgomery Coffeen

$30,000

Cook Richton Park

$40,000

Montgomery & Bond Donnellson

$30,000

Cook Rolling Meadows

$50,000

Moultrie Moultrie County Rural PWD

$40,000

Cook Schiller Park

$40,000

Ogle Hillcrest

$30,000

Cook Skokie

$50,000

Ogle Mount Morris

$40,000

Cook South Chicago Heights

$40,000

Ogle Oregon

$40,000

 

County Applicant

Grant Award Amount

County Applicant

Grant Award Amount

Cook and Will Steger

$40,000

Pope Millstone Water Dist.

$40,000

Cumberland Greenup

$30,000

Putnam Granville

$30,000

Cumberland Jewett

$30,000

Putnam Magnolia

$30,000

DeKalb & Kendall Sandwich

$40,000

Rock Island East Moline

$50,000

DeWitt Clinton

$40,000

Rock Island Hampton

$30,000

DuPage Addison

$50,000

Rock Island Moline

$50,000

Edwards Albion

$40,000

Rock Island Port Byron

$30,000

Edwards Bone Gap

$30,000

Saline Harrisburg

$40,000

Edwards West Salem

$30,000

Stephenson Dakota

$30,000

Franklin Rend Lake Conservancy District

$40,000

Tazewell East Peoria

$50,000

Franklin Zeigler

$30,000

Wabash Bellmont

$30,000

Fulton Canton

$50,000

Wayne & White Mill Shoals

$30,000

Fulton Lewistown

$40,000

White Burnt Prairie

$30,000

Grundy Carbon Hill

$30,000

Whiteside Albany

$30,000

Grundy Gardner

$30,000

Will Crete

$40,000

Grundy Morris

$50,000

Williamson Herrin

$50,000

Grundy South Wilmington

$30,000

Williamson Hurst

$30,000

92 Applicants

TOTAL

$3,429,950

Illinois EPA Announces Additional $3.4 Million Awarded to 92 Community Water Supplies Through Latest Round of Lead Service Line Inventory Grant Program

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