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News Release 005

Contact: Gena Terlizzi, 573-751-1010
                
gena.terlizzi@dnr.mo.gov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jan. 15, 2014 Volume 42-14-005 

Funding available for wastewater engineering services

Jefferson City, Mo. - The Missouri Department of Natural Resources is now accepting applications from communities with planning or design assistance needs for wastewater treatment and collection facilities.

The department’s Small Community Engineering Assistance Grant Program is offering the grants to communities serving populations of less than 10,000. The goal of the program is to help small communities obtain wastewater engineering services necessary to plan and design wastewater treatment and collection facilities.

Funding from the Small Community Engineering Assistance Grant Program may be used to cover the costs of engineering services, environmental investigations or services incurred in preparation of a facility plan. Applications are prioritized based on when they are received, as well as on the project’s environmental impact based upon a priority point system.

Eligible communities may be selected to receive up to $50,000. Applications will be accepted at any time. The grant funds come from nonprogram administration fees and will be administered by the Department of Natural Resources. Additional information is available from the department’s Water Protection Program.

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