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SWMO county, city receive nearly $1M in state grants

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A southwest Missouri city and county were selected for nearly $1 million in state infrastructure grants.

Douglas County was approved for $499,269, and the city of Mansfield was picked for $402,005 through the Missouri Department of Economic Development's Community Development Block Grant Program, according to a news release.

“Strong infrastructure is fundamental to the well-being of our state and every Missourian,” Gov. Mike Parson said in the release. “Whether through repairing roadways or improving public safety, the Community Development Block Grant Program is improving lives statewide."

Douglas County, where Ava is the county seat, plans to use its funds for street repairs, including shoulder reshaping and drainage improvements.

Mansfield's funding is earmarked for street repairs, such as curb work, in the Wright County town, according to the release.

Both communities are about 50 miles east of Springfield.

The local county and city are among 40 communities that are receiving more than $17 million in Community Development Block Grant Program funding, according to the release.


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