Laramie, WY – A three-million-dollar grant to help the city of Riverton build a center for building and servicing oil rigs was one of ten grants approved today by the State Lands and Investment Board. In all, the board approved more than 16 million dollars in grants under the Business Ready Communities program. The largest grants went to Riverton and to Albany County, where officials want to purchase a building that would allow an existing company to expand its operations. Both grants were for three million dollars.
Riverton also got a one-and-a-half-million-dollar grant toward the Wind River Job Corps Center. The smallest award went to Lincoln County, which wanted just over 70-thousand dollars to install a fire hydrant and extend a water main north of the unincorporated community of Etna.
One project that initially was rejected by the Wyoming Business Council was approved by the board -- a one-and-a-half-million-dollar grant to the city of Sheridan that will help build an early childhood education center.