LeFlore County recently received a state grant for road and drainage upgrades, Sen. Mark Allen and Rep. James Lockhart announced.
The Oklahoma Department of Commerce/ Office of Community Development awarded a $69,830 Community Development Block Grant – Rural Economic Action Plan (CDBG-REAP) to upgrade the roads and drainage systems.
Sen. Allen (R-Spiro) said the grant was derived from funding provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
The CDBG-REAP set-aside is a newly developed program that partners with the Substate Planning Districts (SSPDs) to make a greater impact on each district by matching CDBG funds and REAP funds, dollar for dollar. The CDBG-REAP set-aside can fund a broad array of projects. Some of the eligible activities include water/wastewater, fire protection, streets, community and senior citizen centers.
Rep. Lockhart (D-Heavener) said this project will benefit nearly 79 residents.