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CASE Extends Dire States Equipment Grant Submission Deadline to May 18

CASE Construction Equipment has extended the submission deadline for the Dire States Equipment Grant – first announced at CONEXPO/CON-AGG 2017 – to May 18, 2017. The grant will provide 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.

The first Dire States grant, awarded in 2016, went to the Tioga County Soil and Water Conservation District.

CASE Issues Call for Entries for 2017 Dire States Equipment Grant

CASE Construction Equipment has issued a call for entries for their 2017 Dire States Equipment Grant. Beginning in 2016, this is the second time 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.

The 2016 Dire States Equipment Grant was awarded to the Tioga County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) in Tioga County, New York. The SWCD will use the grant to supplement their Environmentally Sensitive Stream Maintenance Program to mitigate damages from flooding events, which have had considerable impact on the local infrastructure and community in recent years.

CASE Names Tioga County Soil and Water Conservation District Winner of the Dire States Equipment Grant

CASE Construction Equipment has awarded the $25,000 Dire States Equipment Grant to the Tioga County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) in Tioga County, New York. The SWCD will use the equipment as part of its Environmentally Sensitive Stream Maintenance Program that works with municipal officials and highway department staff to ensure scientifically sound maintenance practices in streams and waterways to mitigate damages from future flooding events. Local flooding events have had considerable impact on local infrastructure and communities in recent years.

“Tioga County historically has been impacted by a number of both flash flood and flooding events,” says Wendy Walsh, director, Tioga County SWCD. “These have had a significant impact on our infrastructure including culverts, bridges and roadways. Benefits of this program will include improved coordination and cooperation between municipal staff and the SWCD, as well as expediting the permitting process with regulating agencies as municipal departments show their growing knowledge of stream function and processes.”

Dire States – Driving Douglas County

Douglas County is one of Wisconsin’s most scenic places – and yet, with 46 percent of county highways at a PASER rating of four or less, much of its infrastructure is crumbling. This not only challenges the local highway department charged with road maintenance, but it has a significant impact on the logging industry and local residents – so much so that it’s changing how the logging industry works while costing local residents more to maintain their vehicles.

For the whole story, visit: direstates.com/the-rough-road-driving-douglas-county/ 

CASE Advocates for Sustainable Infrastructure Funding on Capitol Hill

Executives participate in Infrastructure Week Advocacy Day; announce new CASE Dire States Equipment Grant.

Executives from CASE Construction Equipment met with congressional leaders in Washington D.C. on May 18 as part of advocacy efforts during Infrastructure Week, an annual nationwide event aimed at spurring action on America’s crumbling infrastructure. CASE representatives also took the opportunity to launch the CASE Dire States Equipment Grant, a new grant designed to help one community offset costs of an important local infrastructure project.

CASE Launches Dire States Equipment Grant

CASE Construction Equipment has launched the Dire States Equipment Grant – a new grant that will provide 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.

Examples of suitable infrastructure projects include: road/bridge repair or construction, utility pipe replacement, erosion control along lakes and rivers, wastewater system improvements 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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