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The Daily Register - Harrisburg, IL
  • Delta Regional Authority to fund SIC obstetric simulator

  • Delta Regional Authority and Governor Pat Quinn have announced grant money for eight entities in Southern Illinois, including a nurse training tool at Southeastern Illinois College.
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  • Delta Regional Authority and Governor Pat Quinn have announced grant money for eight entities in Southern Illinois, including a nurse training tool at Southeastern Illinois College.
    The grants leverage $483,934 in federal resources into $11,845,671 in total public and private investment for the Delta region. The awards are provided through the DRA States’ Economic Development Assistance Program.
    SIC’s money is going toward an obstetric simulator for training nursing students and area healthcare providers. The Delta Regional Authority grant is in the amount of $32,706 with a total project cost of $301,706 estimating 90 people will be trained.
    DRA Federal Co-Chairman Chris Masingill said in a prepared release, “Working to grow the economy and create jobs is our number one commitment to the people of the Delta. These investments continue our commitment to paving the way for a better future, a better Delta.”
    Other projects funded include a water storage tank replacement in Crainville, levee construction at Prairie du Rocher, improvement to a Metropolis port, road improvements in Union County, technology upgrades to Hardin County General Hospital, road improvements in Carterville and development of a port facility in Cairo.
    The Delta Regional Authority is a federal-state partnership that is congressionally mandated to identify and provide investment to help grow the small business and entrepreneurial community in the 252 counties and parishes of the Delta. The investments come through the DRA’s States Economic Development Assistance Program.
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