U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe praised the announcement by the Department of Commerce yesterday that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $2 million grant to the Tishomingo Municipal Authority, Tishomingo, Oklahoma, to help increase the capacity of the local water treatment plant so that it can better serve business needs. The EDA grant, to be located in a Tax Cuts and Jobs Act designated Opportunity Zone, will be matched with $857,143 in local investment.
“I am incredibly pleased the City of Tishomingo has been awarded a $2 million grant from the Economic Development Administration for the construction of a new, larger water treatment plant,” Inhofe said. “New businesses have been unable to locate to the City of Tishomingo simply because there is not currently enough fresh water. The new water treatment plant will produce 1 million gallons per day and provide the city not only the opportunity to attract new business and jobs, but also allow existing businesses an exciting opportunity to expand.”
In February of 2019, Inhofe sent a letter of support to the Department in hopes that the grant would be awarded.