Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:

U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider visited the Greater Round Lake FPD where two grants totaling over $600,000 through the Federal Emergency Management Agency were used to purchase an exhaust system and air packs for firefighters over the past two years.

Schneider is hosting a grant workshop May 14 with U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky and Sen. Tammy Duckworth. 

The morning session will focus on grants available to local governments, primarily villages and cities, through a panel of grant professionals who will outline what kind of projects would qualify for grant funding.

Panelists will include representatives from FEMA, the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Department of Transportation, Illinois Treasurer’s Office, Lake County Stormwater Management Commission, and more.

The afternoon session will focus on grants available to non-profits and individuals, with a panel of professionals from FEMA, the nonprofit organization Forefront, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).

thanks Dan