The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced more stimulus grants today, these for community projects in rural areas.
And, like many such announcements, the Oklahoma beneficiaries are all in the district of Rep. Dan Boren, of Muskogee, the only Democrat in the state’s congressional delegation and the only one who voted for the stimulus bill.
According to a USDA news release, these are the Oklahoma projects awarded money from $14 million pot announced today for 40 communities in 12 states.
_ Atoka and Coal County High Intensity Supervision Fund; $8,526 grant; to provide a rehabilitation center.
_ Atoka Public Schools; $194,123 grant; construction of a new physical education building.
_ City of Miami; $200,000 grant to construct a new fire station.
_ Pushmataha County Jail; $27,145 grant; to purchase equipment for a lock control system.
_ Pushmataha Family Medical Center; $109,960 grant; to purchase radiology equipment.
_ Vian Community Charitable Fund; $200,000 grant; to construct a regulation facility.