The South Western Oklahoma Development Authority (SWODA) has announced the Rural Economic Action Plan (REAP) grant allotments for 2013. The grants will be awarded in January.
These grants are aimed at improving the lives of the citizens in rural communities by improving infrastructure, promoting economic growth and community stability.
“It’s always a fight at the capitol to keep the funding here in our rural communities,” said Representative Todd Russ. “The REAP grant program is a very important mechanism for getting tax dollars that have to be spent in Oklahoma City, by rural citizens, back to rural communities. This is a workable process that has helped with hundreds of projects throughout my district. I will continue to work hard to keep the funding in place for the REAP program and those who need it.”
For more information regarding SWODA grant programs, contact Jana Harris, Director of Community and Economic Development at (580) 562‐4882.
Those presented awards include:
Town of Roosevelt, Sewer lift station improvements - $17,957
Town of Headrick, Purchase of fire truck/equipment - $99,861
Town of Blair, Waterline Replacement Project - $99,945
Town of Cheyenne, Purchase of backhoe machine - $89,290
City of Sayre, Street improvement project - $100,000
City of Mangum, Purchase of oil and chip materials/street improvements - $100,000
Town of Burns Flat, Cleaning and painting of water storage tower - $100,000
City of Erick, Construction of water storage tank - $100,000
Town of Lone Wolf, Purchase firefighting equipment - $42,935
Town of Arapaho, Water wells improvements - $98,197
Roger Mills Co./Upper Washita Conservation District , Purchase of utility trailer - $7,500
Town of Granite, street improvement project - $100,000
Town of Texola, purchase of firefighting equipment - $24,396