U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R‑Ill) today announced that the Department of Justice (DOJ) has awarded $153,861 to three local law enforcement agencies in Illinois’ 13th Congressional District. The funding is part of the Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding (CESF) Program. The CESF Program allows units of local government to support a broad range of activities to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus.
“Our first responders deserve to have the resources they need to effectively respond to COVID-19,” Davis said. “These funds will help protect them and everyone they serve against the virus. This is another example of federal funding directly supporting local government.”
“The Coronavirus pandemic has put strain on local government budgets everywhere and this federal funding will help alleviate that strain,” said Sangamon County Board Chairman Andy Van Meter. “Our Sheriff’s office greatly appreciates this assistance and we thank Congressman Davis for the support.”
Macon County Sheriff’s Office, $58,008
McLean County Sheriff’s Office, $58,008
Sangamon County Sheriff’s Office, $37,845
Funded projects or initiatives may include, but are not limited to, overtime, equipment (including law enforcement and medical personal protective equipment), hiring, supplies (such as gloves, masks, sanitizer), training, travel expenses (particularly related to the distribution of resources to the most impacted areas), and addressing the medical needs of inmates in state, local, and tribal prisons, jails, and detention centers.