CLARKSDALE, Miss. - Federal funds will pave the way for local transportation improvements and business development projects.
Delta Regional Authority Federal Co-chairman Pete Johnson announced that $370,582 in federal funds were awarded for nine projects in Missouri.
Locally, the St. John Levee and Drainage District will receive $50,000, for flood control of Mississippi River.
There is $100,000 earmarked for Scott City for construction of the Ramsey Creek Bridge and extensions.
Also Southeast Missouri State University will get $31,000, for replacement and purchase of new equipment at SEMO Innovation Center commercial kitchen
Johnson praised the cooperative effort which contributed toward making the grant program a success this year.
"The 2004 Delta Regional Authority federal grants are a perfect example of state, local and federal governments successfully working hand-in-hand to meet the needs of small towns throughout Missouri," Johnson said. "These grants would not have been made possible had it not been for the leadership of the Missouri Congressional delegation.
Governor Holden is to be commended for identifying very worthy projects that will help to stimulate economic activity in Rural Missouri."
The grants also will make available an additional $11,687,714 in other funding, which brings the total amount for project costs to $12,058,296.
Other DRA 2004 Missouri Grantees and Award Amounts are: * City of Winona -- $25,000, for industrial park storm water runoff control;
* City of Perryville -- $25,000, for installation of turn lane into TG Missouri plant;
* Bollinger County -- $25,000, for Laflin Bridge replacement;
* Industrial Development Authority of Dent County -- $44,582, for expansion of IDA facility for manufacturing growth;
* City of Bourbon -- $40,000, water line additions for commercial and residential access; and
* City of Kennett -- $30,000, for access road into industrial park.