SESSER – U.S. Congressman Bill Enyart, D-Belleville, has announced that the City of Sesser will receive a $25,000 grant from the United States Department of Agriculture to purchase a new patrol vehicle for their police department.
“Without grants like these, small communities have a difficult time obtaining up to date police cars and equipment,” said Sesser Mayor Jason Ashmore. “I want to thank Congressman Enyart for his continued support of small communities across Southern Illinois and for making this grant possible.”
The grant was awarded through the USDA Rural Development’s Economic Impact Initiative Grant Program which helps rural communities develop essential community facilities. Sesser currently has just three police vehicles shared between its five police officers.