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Jay lands record ODOT grant

Jay lands record ODOT grant

Grand Lake News
By Rick Thielen
Updated Mar 14, 2019 at 7:46 PM

The biggest grant ever applied for and ever secured came through via an email to Camrine Thompson, Jay city clerk, on Monday, March 4, while the city offices were closed due to weather.

“At first glance, I thought it wasn’t real, until I could verify it” said Thompson. “Once I realized it was a fact, it felt like Christmas day.”

Officials with the Oklahoma Department of Transportation granted two awards of $316,000 and $235,262, totaling $551,262 for installation of sidewalks along Highway 10/59 and along Monroe Street.

The total project came in at $697,262 and Jay needs to provide matching funds of 21 percent of the total request or $146,000.

A total of 21 grants totaling $7,450,367.71 were awarded by ODOT and Jay secured two of the 21 grants, the only Delaware County recipient... FULL ARTICLE

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