The Department of Economic Development approved $4,703,248 in Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) to assist 15 communities across Missouri to tackle serious challenges facing their communities.
“The projects that these funds will support come in all shapes and sizes, but the key to every single one is that they will make a lasting and meaningful impact on the communities we serve,” Director of Economic Development Rob Dixon said.
From addressing local health and safety concerns to improving local facilities such as senior centers and community centers, CDBG programs are designed to support a community's wellbeing and greater capacity for growth. The following have been approved under the CDBG as of January 25, 2018:
City of Bismarck– Approved for $316,750
On behalf of LIFE Center for Independent Living, the City of Bismark plans to construct an approximately 1,875 square foot, ADA accessible building.
City of Bourbon– Approved for $500,000
This project will include complete street reconstruction in the downtown business area.
City of Bunker– Approved for $210,343
This project will repave the three main streets in the community. The City will leverage their matching funds with a city-wide sales tax.
County of Butler– Approved for $171,080
This project will repave the streets in the unincorporated community of Rombauer. Asphalt surfaces on the roadways, shoulders, and side road ditches will be created to provide proper drainage.
County of Dallas– Approved for $350,000
On behalf of Dallas County Council of Aging, the County of Dallas plans to renovate the current facility and make its restrooms ADA compliant.
County of Dent– Approved for $350,000
On behalf of the Dent County Fire Protection District, the County of Dent plans to replace the fire station’s roof and make other needed improvements.
City of Hartville– Approved for $225,458
This project will repair and overlay streets throughout the community as well as address storm water drainage issues.
City of Kennett– Approved for $500,000
This project will remove and replace the existing pavement along the main section of the community. New curb, guttering, and storm water drainage pipes will be installed. Sidewalks will also be replaced and ramps will be added.
County of Lewis– Approved for $280,288
This project will replace six wooden bridges throughout the County of Lewis. The new bridges will be constructed with steel pilings and concrete guardrails.
County of Macon– Approved for $135,416
On behalf of the Macon County Sheltered Workshop, the County of Macon plans to grade the workshop’s parking lot and construct drainage ditches to eliminate potential flooding.
City of Otterville– Approved for $500,000
This project is for road and storm water improvements. Storm water concrete box inlets will also be constructed.
County of Ozark– Approved for $272,563
On behalf of Ozark County Health Department, Ozark County plans to purchase and renovate a 2,400 square foot building. The project will also include an ADA accessible sidewalk.
City of Pilot Grove– Approved for $451,350
This project will consist of repairing streets throughout the community. Also, improvements will be made to the storm water system.
County of Pulaski– Approved for $350,000
On behalf of Pulaski County Sheltered Workshop, the County of Pulaski plans to renovate the current facility.
City of Tipton– Approved for $90,000
This project will include the demolition of nine residential structures. Following demolition, the lots will be leveled and seeded.