grant http://peoriapublicradio.org en State funding for Peoria, Fulton bike trail project http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/state-funding-peoria-fulton-bike-trail-project <p>Peoria County is getting $77,000 in state funding to develop a bike path to Fulton County. &nbsp;The money will be used to acquire a more than 24-mile abandoned railroad corridor that runs from Fulton County to Bellevue. &nbsp;The funding is part of a $1 million effort to develop or improve 42-miles of bicycle trails in the state.</p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 05:02:13 +0000 Alex Rusciano 19597 at http://peoriapublicradio.org State funding for Peoria, Fulton bike trail project Peo. County getting $300,000 to help non-violent offenders http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peo-county-getting-300000-help-non-violent-offenders <p></p><div>The Peoria County Probation Department is getting $300,000 in state funding to help non-violent offenders stay out of prison. &nbsp;The funding is part of $7 million across the state through the Adult Re-deploy Program aimed at reducing crime and boosting public safety. &nbsp;</div><p> Tue, 31 Dec 2013 18:34:58 +0000 Alex Rusciano 17004 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peo. County getting $300,000 to help non-violent offenders Peoria LISC looks to financial center, neighborhood growth in 2014 http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-lisc-looks-financial-center-neighborhood-growth-2014 <p></p><div>The group working to revitalize Peoria’s struggling neighborhoods hopes to open a Financial Opportunity Center in 2014. &nbsp;Peoria’s Local Initiatives Support Corporation, or LISC, plans to work with community groups and non-profits to combine financial services into one place. &nbsp;Brandon Holmes is the Executive Director of the Peoria LISC. He says that will make it easier for residents to get financial help:</div><p> Fri, 27 Dec 2013 12:57:30 +0000 Alex Rusciano 16857 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria LISC looks to financial center, neighborhood growth in 2014 Peoria Children’s Hospital gets $75,000 for cancer radiation research http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-children-s-hospital-gets-75000-cancer-radiation-research <p></p><div>The Children’s Hospital of Illinois is getting $75,000 to help track radiation exposure in cancer patients. &nbsp;Hyundai Hope on Wheels awarded the grant to the hospital. &nbsp;The non-profit group’s mission is to help find a cure for childhood cancer. &nbsp;Doctor Karen Fernandez is a pediatrician at the Children’s Hospital. &nbsp;She says it’s important to track radiation exposure in patients when they receive an X-Ray or CT Scan:</div><p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 20:18:55 +0000 Alex Rusciano 11103 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria Children’s Hospital gets $75,000 for cancer radiation research Goodwill Industries getting federal grant http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/goodwill-industries-getting-federal-grant <p></p><p>Congresswoman Cheri Bustos today announced Goodwill Industries of Central Illinois is getting a $200,000 grant. The money is from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program. Thu, 27 Jun 2013 21:13:49 +0000 Orko Manna 8028 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Goodwill Industries getting federal grant Federal funds for Brimfield fire department http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/federal-funds-brimfield-fire-department <p>The Brimfield Community Fire Protection District is getting federal funding for firefighting gear. Congressman Aaron Schock says the more than $148,000 Assistance to Firefighters Grant will help buy self-contained breathing apparatus equipment. Schock says the grant is important to ensure the safety and effectiveness of first responders.</p> Wed, 19 Jun 2013 19:51:58 +0000 Orko Manna 7609 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Federal funds for Brimfield fire department Peoria Police seeking four fewer officers in grant request http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-police-seeking-four-fewer-officers-grant-request <p>The Peoria Police Department would hire six additional officers if it secures a federal grant through the Department of Justice. &nbsp;City Manager Patrick Urich says the initial grant application was to hire 10 officers over four years with a 25-percent local match. &nbsp;Urich says new changes mean that the city would instead pay for the majority of the officer salaries if it receives the grant. &nbsp;He says the city plans to only hire six officers to compensate for the change:</p><p> Wed, 29 May 2013 22:50:41 +0000 Alex Rusciano 6453 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria Police seeking four fewer officers in grant request Peoria police pursuing federal grant for Don’t Shoot effort http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-police-pursuing-federal-grant-don-t-shoot-effort <p></p><div>&nbsp;&nbsp;The Peoria Police Department is applying for a federal grant as part of the community's anti-violence initiative. The Don’t Shoot program is based on the book by David Kennedy and addresses ways law enforcement and the community can reduce violent crime. Police Chief Steve Settingsgaard says the Department of Justice grant request is for about $700,000 over three years. He says it would pay for some of Kennedy’s staff at John Jay College to help Peoria officials with the program:</div><p> Wed, 27 Mar 2013 17:40:05 +0000 Alex Rusciano 3102 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria police pursuing federal grant for Don’t Shoot effort