The closure of a local Mine is paving way for energy grant applications


March 26, 2024

At the City of Staunton’s Board of Education meeting on Monday, March 18, 2024, Allen informed the Board of Education about an Energy Transition Community Grant Program through the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO). The Energy Transition Community Grant Program will provide grants to promote economic development to communities that are in an area with a closure or reduced operation of a fossil fuel power plant, coal mine, or nuclear plant. The closure of Shay Mine No. 1 in Carlinville is allowing the School District the ability to apply for the grant and it is pos...

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