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Congressman Brad Schneider

Representing the 10th District of Illinois

Schneider Hosts Local Elected Officials in Washington for First-Ever “Tenth District Day”

October 1, 2018
Press Release
Local mayors, township supervisors, commissioners, and trustees meet with federal agencies to learn about resources and grant opportunities available for Tenth District communities

Congressman Brad Schneider (IL-10) hosted a delegation of local officials in Washington, DC for the inaugural “Tenth District Day” to connect elected leaders with federal resources and learn about grant opportunities available for our communities.

Schneider and attendees pose at the conclusion of Tenth District Day in Washington, DC.


Attendees heard from a variety of federal agencies and had the opportunity to ask questions of panelists during the day long session on Friday, October 26, including:

  • Officials from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) presented a broad overview of how to find grant opportunities, how to use the online portal, and what makes for competitive federal grants applications.
  • Officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) offered a walkthrough of different FEMA grant programs, including assistance to firefighter grants, and best practices for local communities to prepare for and respond to disasters likes flooding.
  • Officials from the Small Business Administration (SBA) and Economic Development Administration (EDA) covered grants and loan programs, and resources to boost local economic development.
  • Officials from the Department of Transportation (DOT) and Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) presented on housing policy, community development programs and grants funding opportunities to improve infrastructure.

Schneider meets with attendees at his Washington, DC office prior to the start of federal agency panel discussions.


“Our office is here to be a resource and advocate for our local communities at the federal level,” said Schneider. “The Tenth District has had great success this year winning competitive federal grants, and I was glad to host local elected officials to help our communities to pursue even more opportunities. I look forward to continuing the close partnership with our local elected leaders across the Tenth District to deliver federal resources for residents.”

To date in 2018, more than $42 million in federal grants has been awarded to more than 67 organizations and individuals in Illinois’ Tenth Congressional District.

Attendees for the 2018 Tenth District Day event:

  • Roger Addelson, Township Trustee, Vernon Township
  • Sam Cunningham, Mayor, Waukegan
  • Sandy Hart, Commissioner, Lake County
  • Richard Hill, Mayor, Round Lake Beach
  • Billy McKinney, Commissioner of Building, Property, & Zoning, Zion
  • Cheri Neal, Supervisor, Zion Township
  • Leon Rockingham, Mayor, North Chicago


Schneider guides attendees and guests on an evening tour of the U.S. Capitol on Thursday, September 25 prior to Tenth District Day.