The city of Odessa was recently notified by the Missouri Economic Development Department that they have been approved to receive a $500,000 grant.  Click to hear KMZU’s Kristie Cross talk to city administrator Jon Holmes:

Jon Holmes

“This particular grant will take care of the infrastructure projects that we have slated for the water treatment plant,”said Holmes,”There are some specific projects that we’re working on to take care of a few problems, but also to make the water quality better.  We’ve just been at a bit of a standstill waiting for official word.”

The grants are awarded based on both need and the worthwhile nature of the project for which the funds are requested.