September 17, 2018

Duckworth, Durbin Announce over $40,000 for Rural Development in Stephenson County


[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) announced $40,019 in federal funding today to help increase energy efficiency in Stephenson County. This funding comes from the Rural Energy for American Program (REAP), which is within the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) office of Rural Development.

“Investments like these help communities in Stephenson County to reduce energy costs through advancements in renewable energy and energy efficiency,” said Duckworth. “I will continue to work with Senator Durbin to make sure that hardworking Illinoisans throughout the state receive the federal support they deserve.”

“This federal funding will help Stephenson County communities purchase equipment and improve facilities, ultimately enhancing quality of life for residents,” Durbin said. “Senator Duckworth and I will continue working to ensure that our rural communities have access to these critical federal investments that drive growth.”

Under this announcement, the following project will receive USDA funding:

  • Bremmer Farms, Inc (Stephenson County): $40, 019.00 for the purchase of an energy efficient grain dryer.

The Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) helps rural small business and agricultural producers purchase and install renewable energy systems and make energy efficiency improvements.

USDA Rural Development invests in infrastructure projects across the country through loans and grants to underserved rural communities. These resources provide much-needed infrastructure improvements that help business development, homeownership, community services, public safety, healthcare and access to high-speed internet.