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May 12, 2011SAVANNAH, MO |  By: Wayman

Savannah Dream Program

The dream project could be ending for Savannah, but city officials are waiting on new information before cutting it.

Savannah is one of just a handful of communities chosen to participate in the state "DREAM" program which supplies consultants and extra resources to smaller communities to help revitalize their downtown districts. However, participation is costing Savannah about $14,000 year, and city officials say they simply don't have the staff right now to take advantage of the program. But that designation has also helped the Andrew County Senior Center meet grant requirements for money to build a new facility. The city is the pass-through organization for state and federal funding on the new facility, and Savannah leaders should find out next month if the senior center receives its requested funding and how it would impact the grants if Savannah no longer participates in the DREAM program.