Colbert was plagued with water shortages last summer due to an inadequate water system. According to Gorman, the funds will help resolve the water problems.
The town also received a $25,000 donation from the Choctaw Nation for the construction of a new senior citizens center. The Chickasaw Nation had previously donated $25,000.
Construction is expected to begin soon.
Gorman plans to make an announcement at tonight's 6 p.m. council meeting pertaining to the growth of Colbert.