A Chamber of Commerce promotes economic development and business activity, either at the federal, state, or local level in Mercer County, Illinois. The U.S. Department of Commerce provides government grants to Mercer County local Chambers of Commerce as well as grants through multiple bureaus. It also provides market development awards for non-profit industries, including trade associations. Local Chambers of Commerce may also help member businesses secure Small Business Administration grants, business development grants, and economic development funding. Chambers of Commerce provide information about government grant programs on their websites.
Aledo Area Chamber of Commerce Aledo IL 201 West Main Street 61231 309-582-5373
A Department of Transportation is a state or federal agency that plans and develops transportation systems and infrastructure in Mercer County, Illinois. The federal Department of Transportation offers several Mercer County government grants, including grants for road, rail, transit, and port projects, as well as car and vanpool projects, bicycle and pedestrian facilities, and transit research and safety improvements. State Departments of Transportation provide grants for private operators, senior centers, non-profits, and transit systems. Mercer County government grant information is available on the Department of Transportation website.
Illinois Department Of Transportation Aledo IL 1610 Southeast 3rd Street 61231 309-582-7125
A Veterans Affairs Department provides services to veterans, including veterans from the Armed Forces and Reserves in Mercer County, Illinois. The federal VA, as well as local Mercer County branches, provide government grants for veterans in rural areas, homeless providers grants, community agency grants, and nurse retention grants. The Mercer County VA also provides cemetery grants and supportive services grants for veterans and their families. VA grants both go to agencies, organizations, and individual veterans. The VA provides more information about government grants on its website.
Rock Island County Veterans Assistance Commission Aledo IL 100 Southeast 3rd Street 61231 309-582-2714
Veterans of Foreign Wars Aledo IL 106 Southwest 3rd Avenue 61231 309-582-7572