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McLean County’s lucky recipient of the Lowe’s Hometowns grant program

McLean County’s lucky recipient of the Lowe’s Hometowns grant program

McLean County’s lucky recipient of the Lowe’s Hometowns grant program

MCLEAN COUNTY, Ill. (WMBD) — McLean County-based YouthBuild is one of 100 community projects receiving grants from Lowe’s Hometowns.

According to a YouthBuild news release, the grant money will go toward a new outdoor learning space that includes a sports field and gardening beds.


YouthBuild helps 16- to 24-year-olds who haven’t graduated from high school “develop leadership skills, supplement their education and gain job skills.”

Current students have mentioned that they want an outdoor area that can be used for sports or just to decompress.

The Lowe’s Hometowns program is a five-year, $100 million effort to revitalize community spaces across the country by developing unused land.

Since early 2022, the program has renovated 149 community centers, affordable housing facilities, and shelters and food pantries. In addition, they renovated 15 first responder and veteran/military family facilities and built and improved 54 community gardens, parks and playgrounds.

More information can be found here.