U of I awarded $5.5 million Department of Defense grant

Chicago, December 2015 -- The University of Illinois has received a $5.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to support economic revitalization in Illinois communities affected by reductions in federal military spending. Known as the State of Illinois Defense Industry Adjustment Program, the data-driven initiative will fund three primary efforts to help communities retool their economies and foster growth despite the changing defense spending landscape.  Click here for the full news release.