By GALEN HOLLEY
The Grenada County Board of supervisors voted unanimously to request a last installment of cash from a grant that has helped fund manufacturing growth and retention.
The supervisors voted to request $10,131 from a much larger Development Infrastructure Program (DIP) grant to pay for improvements to the rail spur at Hankins Lumber Company.
According to Chancery Clerk Johnny Hayward, this is the last request for cash from the grant because work is complete.
A spur is an offshoot of the main line that allows a manufacturer to load cargo for transportation by rail.
The total amount of the DIP grant was $358,280.
DIP is a a program that is available to fund publicly-owned infrastructure. Funding from the program can be used by municipalities and counties to assist with the location or expansion of businesses.