Former Pillsbury plant closer to demolition
Fehr Graham is helping regenerate one of the largest brownfield sites in central Illinois. The Pillsbury plant on the north side of Springfield closed 20 years ago but left behind 20 buildings on 18 acres that cause neighborhood dangers and struggles for the 12,000 people who live within a mile.  Ridding this blight will stabilize the communit...
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Fehr Graham helps clients secure Illinois grants to spur economy
Six Fehr Graham clients will receive $75,000 each to accelerate local economic recovery initiatives. Gov. JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) announced the 42 grant recipients Tuesday. Through the Research in Illinois to Spur Economic Recovery (RISE) program, the state is providing $3.5 million in gra...
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Fehr Graham clients receive funds for brownfield cleanup
The Biden Administration, through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), awarded $6.75 million in brownfield grants to five Illinois communities to address or clean up brownfields. Among them are two Fehr Graham clients, the cities of Ottawa and Rockford. The City of Ottawa will receive a $300,000 Brownfields Assessment Grant to conduct 15...
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Pingree Grove awarded $3.5 million to improve public water supply
PINGREE GROVE, Illinois (March 18, 2022) – A federal funding package announced by U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood (D-IL-14) included a $3.5 million investment for the Village of Pingree Grove to improve its public water supply. The Village will use the money to improve its potable water system by building a third well and second Water Treatment Plant to...
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Fehr Graham clients receive funds for water infrastructure projects
The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued more than $29 million in water infrastructure loans to seven local governments and sanitary districts. Among them are two Fehr Graham clients, the Village of Tilton and the Village of Loda. The low-interest loans are through the Illinois EPA's State Revolving Fund program, which provides...
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Dixon receives grant for pedestrian bridge, park improvements
Dixon's riverfront redevelopment project got a huge boost this week when the City received a $12 million federal grant to build a pedestrian bridge across the Rock River. Project ROCK (Revitalizing Opportunities for the Community and Kids!) is the last phase of the Riverfront Master Plan, which the City created 20 years ago. The federal grant is th...
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$16.4 million grant will modernize, improve Rockford’s downtown
 The City of Rockford will have a chance to overhaul its downtown roads thanks to a grant that will help pay for the Rockford Complete Streets Revitalization Project. The City partnered with the Illinois Department of Transportation (DOT) to land nearly $16.4 million in federal grant funding to improve transportation infrastructure that limits...
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Ottawa YMCA project awarded nearly $2M in Rebuild Illinois grant money
Eleven projects, including a new YMCA facility in Ottawa, will get $16.5 million in Rebuild Illinois Regional Economic Development program grants, according to news announced today by Gov. JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. The grants are intended to fuel continued economic development across Illinois and ...
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Storm Water Solutions highlights Postville, Iowa, project
Storm Water Solutions captured the story on how Postville, Iowa, improved its water quality, stormwater management and public education, earning the 2021 Stormwater and Urban Watershed Partner of the Year. 
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Small Illinois municipalities can now apply for American Rescue Plan Act money to offset COVID-19 expenses
Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker announced today that more than 1,250 small, local governments in the state can apply for federal funding to help cover expenses incurred responding to COVID-19.  More than $742 million is available for non-entitlement communities in Illinois. These are cities, towns and villages with popu...
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Illinois communities to benefit from $106M in transportation enhancement grants
Nearly 100 municipalities, including 10 Fehr Graham clients, will benefit from the nearly $106 million in Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program (ITEP) grants this year. These grants will help expand travel options and enhance the quality of life in communities throughout the state. This year's program is the largest since the passage of Gov. ...
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Buckley receives Illinois Environmental Protection Agency grant
  The Village of Buckley, Illinois, is a longtime Fehr Graham client and one of many communities that received funding from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency to help improve wastewater collection and treatment systems. “The Unsewered Communities Construction Grants program will provide disadvantaged communities across Illinois with ...
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Iowa Gov. Kim Renolds awards grant to West Union
Six critical infrastructure improvement projects in Iowa got a financial boost last week when the governor announced $775,000 in grants as part of the Wastewater and Drinking Water Financial Assistance Program. West Union was awarded a $150,000 grant to help offset the $6.7 million in improvements to the City’s Wastewater Treatment Plant. Adam Mori...
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Village of Ludlow, Illinois, gets $10K grant for Water Treatment Plant
Aging water systems and the challenges that come with them are a reality for many communities in the United States. The Village of Ludlow in north-central Champaign County is no exception. One of the Village’s water supply wells is nearly 70 years old, the elevated tower is nearing 65, and most of the treatment plant is more than three decades old....
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Waukon improves wastewater treatment plant
Fehr Graham was recently awarded $1 million in engineering fees to upgrade the city of Waukon's wastewater treatment plant. The system struggles to meet permit limits because of its age and because of high industrial loading. The Environmental Protection Agency issued a compliance order that requires the upgrades, and the Iowa Department of Natural...
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