Joplin could receive millions for improvements

JOPLIN, Mo – Joplin could get millions of dollars to help with storm and wastewater improvements.

The city is eligible to get more than 12 million dollars in matching state funds to help improve and update nine projects.

If Joplin matches dollar for dollar, the city will spend more than 25 million dollars on the projects.

The matching state funds would come from the American Recovery Plan.

Assistant City Manager Tony Robyn says “So these are significant dollars that are awarded that help us accelerate our planning and our projects that we already have in the works to obliviate stormwater issues across the city pacific to drainage areas people that have problematic flooding streets, that kind of stuff so ya, it’s a big deal.

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