Ill. counties awarded solid waste enforcement grants | Environment
ILLINOIS (KFVS) - Illinois Environmental Protection Agency Interim Director John Kim announced that the Illinois EPA awarded Solid Waste Enforcement grants to 19 local governments across Illinois.
The grants are to be used to conduct inspections at permitted pollution control facilities and to investigate citizen complaints about illegal dumping.
Director Kim says the grants will provide local governments the opportunity to target issues in their community that need attention and that they will be able to respond more efficiently to solid waste related problems. Kim says this will benefit the Agency and the public greatly.
Jackson County, Ill. has a total budget for the project set at $105,864 and was awarded $78,131 worth of grants.
Perry County, Ill. has a total budget for the project of $69,811 and was awarded $36,169 in grant money.
Also awarded with a grant was Wayne County, Ill. Its budget is set at $46,610 and is receiving $32,622 in grants.
The local governments that have received funding are to use those grants in State Fiscal Year 2013, which runs through June 30, 2013.
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