Case Construction Equipment (Case CE), Racine, Wis., is now accepting entries for its 2021 Dire States Equipment Grant.
Originally launched in 2016, the Dire States Grant provides one winning community/project with $25,000 in free Case equipment use/rent 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.
“Now more than ever, we are seeing the importance of a well-built, well-maintained and reliable public infrastructure,” said Debbie Townsley, director of marketing, Case CE. “Local communities and institutions are the first to delay or put off improvements when budgets get tight — the Dire States Equipment Grant will help the winning entrant push forward with a project that benefits the local community, and provides long-term savings and efficiencies that will allow them to do more with the resources they have.”
All local governments and public institutions in the United States are eligible to apply. A full list of rules and submission criteria are available at direstates.com/grant. For more information on Dire States, visit direstates.com. The entry deadline for the 2021 grant is Dec. 31, 2020, and the winner will be announced in January 2021.
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