OKLAHOMANS PROJECTED TO BENEFIT
ESTIMATED PROJECT DURATION
Funds will be utilized to correct storm water infrastructure on the north and west sides of the Tonkawa Campus. Currently when heavy rainfall occurs the runoff water from property areas north of the campus is forced into the main campus resulting in water coming into campus buildings as well as water sitting on campus grounds until the existing drainage areas recede. The current drainage system is inadequate to manage the flow of water.
The Oklahoma Department of Transportation, the City of Tonkawa, and Kay County officials will be addressing issues with areas adjacent to our campus property that directly impact the storm water drainage onto campus. Damage and clean up costs from past flooding of buildings would be eliminated.
The community of Tonkawa, Oklahoma which has approximately 3,500 residents in addition to approximately 1,000 students of Northern Oklahoma College that either live in residence halls or commute to campus would be impacted. The pandemic forced many College and community events and services to be cancelled, postponed or moved to a virtual setting. Student enrollment experienced a significant decrease in the academic year of 2020-2021 due to the impact of COVID. Community participation in college events was eliminated due to spacing requirements and limitations on facility usage due to the pandemic.
Assessing the elimination of storm water damage in buildings and the reduction of water standing on grounds as a result of the improvements would provide data to illustrate the positive impact from the use of the funds. Assessing student, employee, and general public comments through surveys about corrected storm water and access issues to the campus would be conducted.
ONGOING INVESTMENT AMOUNT
ONGOING INVESTMENT DESCRIPTION
ONGOING INVESTMENT REQUIRED
One-time project will not need continued funding
Investments in Water, Sewer, and Broadband
Clean Water: Stormwater
FEDERAL GRANT AMOUNT
FEDERAL GRANT DESCRIPTION
Department of Education Student Financial Aid Cluster Programs Title IV; Native American Serving Non-Tribal Institution Grant; Department of Education Upward Bound Program; Department of Human Services
Data source: Oklahoma Office of Management and Enterprise Services / More information »