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.
CASE Construction Equipment has awarded the $25,000 Dire States Equipment Grant to Surrey, North Dakota for much-needed road drainage revitalization and flood control projects throughout the city. Due to years of sudden urban planning and insufficient funding, several drainage-ways have filled with years of sediment, restricting natural run-off of storm water and yearly snowmelt. There are also several roads that require drainage ditches to be installed to prevent flooding.
The poor drainage has wreaked havoc on roadways throughout Surrey—costing large portions of the city’s yearly budget to maintain. In addition to flooding and infrastructure damage, the drainage issues have caused several areas in town to collect and pool standing water, creating a public health concern.
The 2018 grant will provide the township with $25,000 in free equipment rental for the project through CASE dealer Titan Machinery.
Awarded with the first Dire States grant in 2016, the Tioga County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) in Tioga County, New York, used the grant to supplement its Environmentally Sensitive Stream Maintenance Program. The program is in place to mitigate damages from flooding events, which have had considerable impact on the local infrastructure and the community. Tioga County’s local CASE dealer, Monroe Tractor, assisted multiple municipalities in environmentally sound, necessary projects to protect, upgrade or restore ailing infrastructure.
A total of four towns and five projects were completed with the assistance of the Dire States Grant. Each project was an opportunity to assist a municipality with the equipment rentals, as well as an opportunity for hands on training for Tioga County municipal leaders.
One of the completed projects was an undersized culvert in the Town of Berkshire. The culvert was damaged in storm events and was a barrier for aquatic life passage. In addition, an 8-foot drop off continued to erode and created a dangerous safety issue for the community.
Heavy equipment OEM to provide $25,000 in free equipment use to one selected community to repair and/or build local infrastructure
CASE Construction Equipment has issued a call for entries for the 2018 Dire States Equipment Grant. Originally launched in 2016, this is the third year that CASE has offered the grant, which 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 for the grant. Entrants will be asked to describe the project and provide a detailed assessment of how that local piece of infrastructure will benefit the community.
Submissions can be completed at DireStates.com/Grant. The deadline for entry is March 30, 2018, and winners will be announced in April.
CASE Construction Equipment has awarded the $25,000 Dire States Equipment Grant to Quincy Township, Pennsylvania for replacement/repair work on the Old Forge Bridge.
The bridge weight limits have been lowered each of the last five years due to its deteriorating condition, risking access to residents, as well as fire departments, ambulances, police and school busses. The neighboring region of South Mountain also hosts a number of camps and facilities – including a Pennsylvania National Guard training center – that relies on access to the region from the bridge.
The 2017 grant, launched at CONEXPO/CON-AGG 2017, will provide the township with $25,000 in free equipment rental for the project through CASE dealer Groff Tractor.