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Will County to Host Workshops for ARPA Economic Development Funding

Applications to support a post-COVID economic recovery are open until December 30, 2022

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Will County will be hosting technical assistance workshops for potential applicants to learn more about the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding to support economic recovery following the COVID-19 pandemic. The workshops will allow for potential applicants to receive more information about eligibility, ask questions about the application process, and troubleshoot issues.

Will County Breaks Ground on New Morgue and Coroner’s Facility

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Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant, Will County Coroner Laurie H. Summers, and County Board members today celebrated the groundbreaking of the new Morgue and Coroner’s Facility. The construction project will consolidate the Morgue and Coroner’s Office into one location, providing more streamlined operations

Will County Opens Application Period for ARPA Economic Development Funding

Applications to support a post-COVID economic recovery are open until December 30, 2022

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Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant and County Board leadership today announced the open application period for American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding to support economic recovery following the COVID-19 pandemic. The County has dedicated $10 million of ARPA funding for an Economic Development Grant Program that addresses the negative impact of the pandemic and provides direct aid to impacted industries. 

Will County Celebrates Ribbon Cutting at New Renewable Natural Gas Plant

Plant is second of its kind in Illinois and first in Chicagoland

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Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant joined Will County Board Speaker Mimi Cowan and members at a ribbon cutting on Friday to celebrate the county’s new Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) Plant in Wilmington. The plant will capture and repurpose methane gas emitted from the county-owned Prairie View Landfill, providing a significant source of non-tax revenue for Will County and a carbon-neutral alternative to conventional natural gas.

Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month

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In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant is spotlighting local leaders as part of the ongoing Will County Leadership Series. During the last week of National Hispanic Heritage Month, community leaders will be highlighted and sharing their thoughts on the importance of recognizing hispanic heritage

Business Owners Invited to Virtual Workshop on Illinois Business Enterprise Program

State program helps minority, women and disabled business owners connect with opportunities

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Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant invites business owners to attend a free virtual workshop to learn about the Illinois Business Enterprise Program (BEP) and local resources. The workshop, on Thursday, September 29th from 1PM – 2PM, is being hosted in coordination with the Will County Center for Economic Development (CED) and the State of Illinois Commission on Equity and Inclusion.

Will County Opens Application Period for ARPA Health Program Funding

Applications to increase services and expand access to health-related programs are open until October 28, 2022

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Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant and County Board leadership today announced the open application period for American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding to support health programs. The County has dedicated over $22 million of ARPA funding for community groups, healthcare partners, and non-profit organizations to address adverse impacts created or deepened by the pandemic.

Will County Seeking Feedback on Paratransit and Dial-a-Ride Services

Launches “Access Will County” to examine transportation options

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Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant today announced the opening of the public engagement period for Access Will County, which will evaluate county-wide paratransit and dial-a-ride services and mobility options. Residents are invited to take a survey if they use paratransit or dial-a-ride services, or if they are interested in using a similar service in the future. The survey will be open until October 5, 2022.

Will County Executive Jennifer-Bertino-Tarrant Delivers State of the County Address

Proposes balanced budget that prepares county government for continued growth

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Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant delivered her second State of the County address at today’s County Board meeting, highlighting the important role that county government plays in empowering continued growth.

Will County Achieves Energy Efficiency Recognition from U.S. Department of Energy

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has recognized Will County for achieving its energy savings goal as a partner in the national Better Buildings Challenge. County government has achieved energy savings of 23% due to coordinated efficiency efforts across its building portfolio.

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Open House - WCDOT ADA Transition Plan

Open House - WCDOT ADA Transition Plan

Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant and the Will County Division of Transportation (WCDOT) invites the public to attend a public meeting and open house for the Americans with Disabilities Act Transition Plan.

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Will County Breaks Ground on New Morgue and Coroner’s Facility

Will County Breaks Ground on New Morgue and Coroner’s Facility

Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant, Will County Coroner Laurie H. Summers, and County Board members today celebrated the groundbreaking of the new Morgue and Coroner’s Facility. The construction project will consolidate the Morgue and Coroner’s Office into one location, providing more streamlined operations

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Will County Participates in “Operation Green Light” to Support Veterans

Will County Participates in “Operation Green Light” to Support Veterans

Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant today announced Will County’s participation in Operation Green Light, a nationwide initiative for buildings to be illuminated green to show support for veterans throughout November.

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Will County Increases Focus on Attracting Green Industries

Will County Increases Focus on Attracting Green Industries

Will County leaders are calling attention to an increased focus on attracting green industries to the local economy. This follows several coordinated initiatives to attract the clean energy industry to Will County, including energy storage and transportation.

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Will County to Host Workshops for ARPA Economic Development Funding

Will County will be hosting technical assistance workshops for potential applicants to learn more about the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding to support economic recovery following the COVID-19 pandemic. The workshops will allow for potential applicants to receive more information about eligibility, ask questions about the application process, and troubleshoot issues.

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