WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) announced that the Rock Island Marina will receive a total of $1,422,283 in federal funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
The funding will be used to address damage to the Marina caused by severe storms and flooding to ensure it is safe for the public. The project will both restore the structure to pre-disaster design and upgrade it to prevent future damages.
“The Rock Island Marina is a place for our community to come together and enjoy the unique recreational actives our region has to offer,” Congresswoman Bustos said. “This federal investment is key to moving this project forward to rebuild following severe weather and ensure it remains strong for years to come. I’ll continue to fight to bring support for critical infrastructure improvements like this to our community.”
“The City of Rock Island and F3 Marina are excited to receive this grant award that will offer Sunset Marina a great opportunity to revitalize the property and to better serve our boaters for years to come,” said Rock Island Mayor Mike Thoms. “These repairs will add to the already beautiful view the marina property has to offer and I’m pleased to partner with Congresswoman Bustos to make this exiting announcement today.”