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Clay County, West Virginia Wins CASE Dire States Grant

03 Jun 2021

CASE Construction Equipment has announced Clay County, West Virginia as the winner of the 2021 Dire States Grant. Representatives of the county will receive $25,000 in free equipment rental from CASE that will be supported locally by State Equipment.

Clay County was awarded the grant to repair grounds and facilities that were initially damaged in heavy flooding in June 2016. More thank 500 homes were destroyed in that event, and local resources that provided food and services to residents have been closed due to ongoing water and sewer issues. This includes the recent closing of the local Nutrition Center, as well as the continued flooding of local parks and recreational areas. The ongoing fallout has been particularly hard on the region, with business closings and no grocery store currently open in the county. FEMA estimated at the time that the county sustained more than $8.5 million in roadway damage.

Local officials will use the equipment to build a new dike and perform critical grading activities to better direct water away from buildings during heavy rainfall events, as well as dig in new pipes to repair water and sewer issues.

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CASE Extends “Call for Entries” for 2021 Dire States Equipment Grant

05 Jan 2021

Grant provides $25,000 in free equipment use/rental to a winning community to repair and/or build local infrastructure or other critical systems. The entry period has been extended to January 31st, 2021.

CASE Construction Equipment has extended the call for entries for the 2021 Dire States Equipment Grant to January 31st, 2021. Submissions can be made now at DireStates.com/Grant.

Originally launched in 2016, the Dire States Grant provides one winning community/project with $25,000 in free CASE equipment use/rental to offset the costs of building or repairing a critical piece of infrastructure. This includes the ability to self-perform the work with qualified staff, or to work with a contractor who can use the grant to offset equipment costs related to the project. Employees or official representatives of municipal, county and other local governments/public institutions are eligible to apply.

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CASE Announces “Call for Entries” for the 2021 Dire States Equipment Grant

05 Oct 2020

Grant provides $25,000 in free equipment use/rental to a winning community to repair and/or build local infrastructure or other critical systems.

CASE Construction Equipment has issued the call for entries for the 2021 Dire States Equipment Grant. Submissions can be made now at DireStates.com/Grant. The entry deadline for the 2021 grant is December 31, 2020, and the winner will be announced in January 2021.

Originally launched in 2016, the Dire States Grant provides one winning community/project with $25,000 in free CASE equipment use/rental to offset the costs of building or repairing a critical piece of infrastructure. This includes the ability to self-perform the work with qualified staff, or to work with a contractor who can use the grant to offset equipment costs related to the project. Employees or representatives of municipal, county and other local governments/public institutions are eligible to apply.

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Chapin, South Carolina Wins 2019 Dire States Grant for East Chapin Sewer Force Main Project

13 May 2019

CASE Construction Equipment has awarded the $25,000 Dire States Equipment Grant to Chapin, South Carolina for the East Chapin Sewer Force Main Project.

The project will install a new parallel force main to relieve pressures in the service area on the existing sewer force main and pump stations. The additional force main will provide capacity to reroute sewer flow to significantly reduce the likelihood of future overflows that may affect the drinking water of approximately 130,000 drinking water customers in area.

The CASE Dire States Grant gives Chapin $25,000 in free equipment rental for the project through local CASE dealer Hills Machinery. The project will also mitigate other storm- and wastewater challenges for the municipality, and create more capacity for additional business development in the town. Bidding on the project will take place in the next few months, with work expected to begin later in 2019.

“A primary consideration in selecting a winner for the Dire States Grant is the ability to build and positively affect numerous facets of a community’s infrastructure,” says Michel Marchand, vice president — North America, CASE Construction Equipment. “Chapin presented us with an underground utility and services project that will relieve stresses on current systems, protect water quality and public health in the region, and expand the capacities available to both residential and commercial interests for future growth.

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CASE Announces Fourth-Annual Dire States Equipment Grant

02 Jan 2019

CASE Construction Equipment has issued the call for entries for the 2019 Dire States Equipment Grant. Submissions can be made at DireStates.com/Grant. The 2019 entry deadline is March 31, 2019, and the winner will be announced in April 2019.

Originally launched in 2016, the Dire States Grant provides one winning community with $25,000 in free equipment use to help offset the costs of building or repairing a critical piece of local infrastructure. Representatives of municipal, county and other local governments are eligible to apply. Entrants will be asked to describe the project and provide a detailed assessment of how that local piece of infrastructure will benefit the community.

Examples of suitable infrastructure projects include: road/bridge repair or construction, utility pipe replacement, erosion control along lakes and rivers, wastewater system improvements, school projects and park/recreational construction. All projects that fall within the 16 core categories of infrastructure, as identified by ASCE in its Infrastructure Report Card, will be considered.

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