COBDEN – U.S. Congressman Bill Enyart, D-Belleville, announced today the Village of Cobden will receive a $2.3 million USDA Rural Development grant for a municipal water and waste disposal infrastructure project.
“Cobden desperately needs these funds to build water treatment infrastructure that can handle the area’s needs,” said Enyart. “This grant will support job creation in Union County, and provide for better water treatment. Cobden is thriving with locally owned restaurants, art galleries, antique shops, and more – this project will only aid in the growth and development of the area.”
Cobden is in Union County, just south of Carbondale.
The funding is being provided through USDA’s Rural Economic Development Loan and Grant program. Under this program, USDA provides zero-interest loans and grants to utilities that lend funds to local businesses for projects to create and retain employment in rural areas.
Enyart sits on the House Agriculture Committee, bringing agriculture and rural development concerns from Southern Illinois to the House of Representatives