The Motley City Council unanimously approved a resolution Monday, to support grant applications to Sourcewell and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for energy and environment planning and implementation.

The city was invited to participate in the Region 5 Development Commission’s (R5DC) energy and environment planning program. R5DC will provide assistance in “local planning to mitigate against (Motley’s) unique identified near-term energy and environment risks.” Once the city’s plan is approved, it can receive up to $10,000 in grant funding.

R5DC will apply for a $200,000 grant through the USDA’s Rural Community Development Initiative program and partner with 10 cities within the region, all of which will receive a portion of the funding. Though it is a matching grant,

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