A local foundation was awarded a grant Friday to assist with a project in Houston. 

Houston Community Foundation received a $10,000 grant that will assist the City of Houston in completing work on the Brushy Creek leg of the Village Trail, a walking venue that circles the town, officials announced Friday.

Bridget Dierks, vice president of programs for the Community Foundation of the Ozarks in Springfield, said the funds are part of the Rural Ozarks Health Initiative Single Year Program Grant.

The local organization, Houston Community Foundation works to create new opportunities in Houston and is an affiliate of the Community Foundation of the Ozarks, will use the money to assist the city in linking the trail from Brushy Creek west to Grand Avenue near the Texas County Justice Center.

A bridge is required to link over Brushy Creek, and the City of Houston is seeking grant monies to help fund the project.

Earlier this year, the local foundation received more than $600,000 that will be help fund scholarships to Houston High School seniors. The foundation has assets of about $1.2 million. Ross Richardson is chairman.


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