Connors State College and the town of Warner has been awarded a $350,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) to improve the town and the campus for students, citizens and visitors. The grant will assist in completing necessary campus infrastructure, which in turn will benefit the community and its members.
“We believe strongly in being good neighbors and active members of the Warner community,” said Connors President, Dr. Tim Faltyn. “When we join forces and combine our resources, we are better able to serve our community.”
The CDBG program enables rural Oklahoma communities to finance a variety of public infrastructure and economic improvements and helps promote job growth as a result of these improvements. CDBG funds are provided by the federal government (U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development) and managed by the Oklahoma Department of Commerce to help ensure Oklahoma’s most critical needs are addressed.
“Through the use of this grant, we are able to improve campus services while contributing jobs and income to the town of Warner,” said Faltyn. “I’m excited to continue building a strong relationship with our community partners.”