system to be improved with $778,000 grant
Stimulus money gives Osgood a boost
A grant in the amount of $778,000 has been awarded to the Town
of Osgood, according to information from Congressman Baron Hills
The Congressman was pleased that Osgood was selected for the sizeable
grant and also a loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture,
which was administered by the agencys Rural Development
Water and Environmental Program. The loan was in the amount of
The particular water system improvement program is funded through
the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The money is slated
to be used for water system improvements for the town.
This is great news for the residents and local leaders of
Osgood, Hill noted. Not only will this money allow
the town to work on water improvements for the safety and well
being of its citizens, such infrastructure projects are also key
to economic development.
Osgood Clerk Treasurer Tammy Wilhoit echoed Hills feelings
about the grant and loan. I am very excited to hear that
Osgood is receiving this funding, she noted. We have
been working on improving our water system for a long time, and
the stimulus money has made the project possible. Our citizens
will benefit greatly and it will be good for attracting future
economic development too.
Gary Norman, Ripley County Economic Development Director noted,
The Town of Osgood has been working with IDEM regarding
water issues. Budgets have shrunk and time to make improvements
has run short. This news just could not have come at a better
The town and local officials feel fortunate to have secured the
monies especially since they were one of only 47 projects selected
to receive money under this program.