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Missouri DED awards $750K to Miller

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The Missouri Department of Economic Development awarded a $750,000 grant to the city of Miller.

The funds are earmarked for a wastewater treatment project in the Lawrence County town that's around 33 miles west of Springfield. The Community Development Block Grant funds were awarded in August and announced in a Nov. 5 news release.

“Receiving these funds significantly reduces the amount the city of Miller must borrow to complete our wastewater upgrade project," Miller Mayor Stacy Daniels said in the release.

The city is contributing more than $1.2 million in matching funds, along with over $1.2 million in additional state and federal funds, to modify its wastewater treatment system. Planned improvements include pipe replacements to reduce ammonia levels and avoid potential sewer overflows, as well as the implementation of new sanitation systems.

The DED's CDBG program provides funds for low- to moderate-income communities for infrastructure, health and safety projects, according to the release.

“Infrastructure improvements are a critical part of DED’s mission to help Missourians prosper,” DED Director Rob Dixon said in the release. “This project is a great example of how maintaining infrastructure directly benefits communities and their residents.”

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