Callaway County will be getting federal money to help with sewer improvements.
The Callaway County Sewer District was one of 19 organizations across the state to get grant money from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Their Rural Business Development Grants are aimed to help create or save more than 700 jobs in rural Missouri.
Grant recipients may use the funds to provide technical assistance, training and job-creation activities to small rural businesses.
The Callaway County Sewer District will use a $99,999 grant to provide operations and maintenance services for locations within Callaway that lack the ability to meet state and federal water quality standards.
The area assisted includes the Route J corridor south to Millersburg and areas around Cedar Creek.
The project will allow the Millersburg area to create a business park and bring the area up to its full potential for businesses, according to USDA officials.