The Village of Romeoville has received four grants in the past three weeks, including money for nature restoration, a multi-use path, and new wastewater treatment equipment.
The latest is a grant for $2.6 million over three years (two installments per year) from the Illinois Department of Transportation through the REBUILD Illinois capital program. These funds are only to be used for public infrastructure and other transportation improvement projects. The first installment, $435,844.69, was awarded two weeks ago.
“As our village continues to grow and our existing infrastructure ages, it is imperative that we maintain and, in some cases, rebuild these critical elements of our community,” stated Mayor John Noak. “We are fortunate to obtain over three million dollars in grant funds to assist with these important projects.”
This is the fourth grant Romeoville has recently received. The Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation awarded Romeoville a $20,000 Pollinator Meadows Pilot Program grant for the second phase of wetland restoration at Volunteer Park. The village also accepted $200,000 from the Illinois Environmental Wastewater Treatment Plant Energy Efficiency Grant to put towards new wastewater treatment equipment. Finally, they were the beneficiaries of a grant from the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning and the Illinois Department of Transportation to build a new multi-use path from Normantown Road to Taylor Road.