OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Officials in Oklahoma City have approved a financing plan for a food hall in an area damaged in the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building almost 24 years ago.

The Journal Record reports that the city council approved $390,000 to help complete the food hall in former commercial property in an area north of downtown.

The project is part of the ongoing response to the terrorist attack that destroyed the federal building on April 19, 1995, killing 168 people and injuring hundreds more.

The Murrah Economic Development Revolving Loan Fund was established in 1997 following a $39 million appropriation from Congress to help repair damage from the bombing and implement an economic recovery program.

As of March 20, loans have been provided for 55 projects totaling $29.5 million.

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