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Pearl River Community College gets large grant from M-Dot

POPLARVILLE, MS (WDAM) -

Southern Transportation Commissioner Tom King presented a check to Pearl River Community College for $450,000 from the Transportation Alternative Fund.

The money will be used to make upgrades to existing roads, pedestrian common areas, and the installation of new walkways to connect to campus parking areas.

King says these types of grants are available for a variety types of projects.

"It's not just for community colleges. This enhancement grant can be for cities," said King. "We have given some for save routes to schools. We built gave one to Picayune to build sidewalks to a school."

King says there are different grants, you just have to see what fits your needs and if you have any questions you can call their office.

The grant will pay for 80-percent of the PRCC project with the school picking up the other 20-percent.

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