grants http://peoriapublicradio.org en Area fire units receive grant funding http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/area-fire-units-receive-grant-funding <p>Two area fire response units are receiving grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Peoria Fire Department is receiving a more than $23,000 grant which will be used for fire prevention and safety to improve response times. Wed, 01 May 2013 21:45:10 +0000 Deborah Oldenkamp 4919 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Area fire units receive grant funding LISC awards $125,000 in local neighborhood grants http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/lisc-awards-125000-local-neighborhood-grants <p>Peoria’s Local Initiative Support Corporation, known as LISC, is delivering its first round of grant funding for projects in the East Bluff and South Side neighborhoods. The $125,000 in “early action” grant funding is going directly to groups working to develop things like community gardens, nutrition classes, and literacy and GED classes. Brandon Holmes is the director of the Greater Peoria LISC. He says the money will help local projects that improve safety, help raise property values and create opportunities for residents that might not otherwise happen.</p> Thu, 04 Apr 2013 22:35:29 +0000 Alex Rusciano 3514 at http://peoriapublicradio.org LISC awards $125,000 in local neighborhood grants