CREST HILL – The Village of Romeoville is set to receive nearly $160,000 to support workers impacted by plant or mine retirements established under the Climate and Equitable Jobs Act with strong support from State Senator Meg Loughran Cappel. energy

“The communities affected by CEJA, like Romeoville, deserve investments to help ease the transition to a limited emissions energy economy,” said Loughran Cappel (D-Shorewood). “We have to uplift the local economies that were impacted and continue investing so our working families aren’t left to fend for themselves.”

The $40 million program was designed to meet the needs of individual localities by addressing the economic and social impacts of plant closures. The $158,155 coming to Romeoville can be used on a variety of initiatives and investments, including workforce initiatives, housing support, business attraction efforts and more.

As part of the program, Romeoville will develop detailed plans for the grant funding – which includes stakeholder engagement, a detailed project design and budget which outlines specific intended uses for the funds. The community stakeholder engagement process is a critical element designed to ensure grantees solicit community input and consult with a diverse set of stakeholders to best support those most impacted by energy transitions.

To learn more about the Energy Transition Community Grant Program, click here.