Items tagged: grant

State Grant Awarded to Support Asylum Seekers in Champaign County

The City of Urbana, in partnership with the City of Champaign, The Refugee Center, New American Welcome Center, and Cunningham Township Supervisor’s Office, were awarded a $247,918 grant from the Illinois Department of Human Services to fund services to asylum seekers in Champaign County. Both Urbana and Champaign City Councils will review acceptance of these […]

Neighborhood Services Applies for IHDA Strong Communities Grant

Neighborhood Services staff members worked hard preparing an application to the Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) Strong Communities Program (SCP), that was due June 7, 2023. This program funds local municipalities to help address affordable housing needs and community revitalization efforts. Consideration of these funds will aid in returning several vacant residential properties in Champaign […]

City Council to Consider $2 Million State Grant for Community Development and Violence Prevention

On May 16, 2023, the Champaign City Council will consider approving an agreement to accept $2,000,000 from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) through the Community Development, Violence Prevention and Administrative Costs Grant. This grant funding was appropriated for the City of Champaign by the late State Senator Scott Bennett. If the […]

American Rescue Plan (HOMEARP) Allocation Plan Consulting Services

The Urbana HOME Consortium, of which the City is a member, is seeking proposals from qualified persons for Urbana HOME Consortium – American Rescue Plan (HOMEARP) Allocation Plan Consulting Services. The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded the consortium $2.9 million dollars in HOME ARP funding. This grant is intended to provide funding […]

City of Champaign Launches New Economic Support Grant Program to Assist Local Businesses

Program Designed to Reimburse Businesses for Expenses Associated with COVID-19 The City of Champaign is now accepting Economic Support Grant Program applications from qualifying Champaign businesses in order to provide financial assistance to businesses negatively impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Grant funds can be used to reimburse businesses that purchased equipment or supplies to […]

Champaign Fire Department Receives Marathon Petroleum Company Grant

The Champaign Fire Department received a $5,000 grant from Marathon Petroleum Company to enhance the Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) program.  This grant will be used to upgrade equipment and provide additional training for pilots in the program. Advancements in UAS has provided a new opportunity to provide lifesaving information during emergency operations including hazardous materials […]

City Applies for Illinois Housing Development Authority Abandoned Property Program Grant

The Neighborhood Services Department (NSD) applied to the Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) for $75,000 in their recent Round 3 Funding Cycle. The purpose of the grant program is to use funding in the Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund for costs incurred for the securing, maintenance, and demolition of abandoned residential properties. The funding […]

Champaign Fire Department Awarded Federal Fire Grant

The Champaign Fire Department has been awarded $333,819 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Assistance to Firefighters Grant for mechanical chest compression devices.  This regional grant has a cost match of $33,381 for a total of $367,200 for the devices and associated training. The regional grant will provide 24 of these life-saving devices to […]

City Receives Grant to Fund Demolitions

On February 17, Neighborhood Services staff received notification from the Illinois Housing Development Authority that the City’s application for $75,000 in the Abandoned Residential Property Grant program will receive $74,500 in funding. This is the City’s second successful application for IHDA demolition funding, with the first occurring in 2013. The additional funds provided will be utilized […]

Champaign Fire Department Receives Two Grants for Equipment

The Champaign Fire Department received two grants for additional equipment.  Marathon Petroleum Company awarded the department $5,000 through their First Responders Grant and Illinois American Water awarded the department $700 through a Safety Grant. The Fire Department recently purchased upgraded firefighting foam equipment to improve its ability to deliver foam fire suppression agent.  The Marathon […]