Several homeless assistance programs around Illinois will be getting more than $4.6 million in federal grant money. US Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan says the programs will be receiving the grants through the agency's Continuum of Care Program. HUD says the money will ensure more permanent and transitional housing renewal projects will be able to keep operating in the coming year. The 46 programs in Illinois are among nearly 900 local homeless assistance programs throughout the United States that will share $140 million. Programs from all over the state received grants of various sizes, ranging in size from an $11,500 award for a program in McHenry County to a $997,000 award for a program in Cook County. None of the money's going to programs in McLean County. A Peoria area program wiill recieve about $40,000.
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