Sweet Springs, Slater receive TEP money

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Two Saline County communities have been selected to receive funds from the Missouri Highway and Transportation Commission in the Transportation Enhancement Program (TEP).

Slater is set to receive $65,866 for sidewalk replacement and a walkway. Sweet Springs was selected to receive $42,311 for sidewalk improvement.

A total of eight cities were selected to receive funds in the Missouri Department of Transportation's District 2, which covers north-central Missouri.

District 2 had a total of $1.1 million in federal funds for distribution through the program.

The Transportation Enhancement Program is a federally-funded program in which up to 80 percent of the eligible costs may be reimbursable. To begin the process, cities, counties, state or federal agencies, or non-governmental groups submit their applications to the district. The enhancement selection committee, which consists of five regional planning commission directors, reviews the applications to determine which projects will be selected. This federal program gives cities and counties the opportunity to make important improvements to their communities that would be difficult to fund with their own resources.

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