WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Congressman Dan Boren announced Thursday the award of a $950,000 grant to Durant to construct water towers.
The grant was awarded by the Economic Development Administration (EDA) and will be used for the construction of water infrastructure storage tanks in Durant. This investment will increase capacity of the tanks, supporting fire protection, economic growth and job creation in the region, according to Boren
“I am pleased to announce this funding is coming to the city of Durant,” Boren said, in a news release. “It is critical that we invest in local infrastructure improvements for continued safety precautions and future economic development. Mayor Jerry Tomlinson and the Durant community are to be commended for their diligence in working to improve the water infrastructure and increase job growth for the region. These grants are a key tool to our economy’s recovery, and I look forward to seeing the results of this important funding.”
The EDA investment funds are designed to establish job growth and build durable regional economies throughout the United States. Grants are awarded through a competitive process and all projects are evaluated upon the basis of innovation and regional collaboration.