Case CE kicks off equipment grant contest

October 2020

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 For more information on Dire States, visit The entry deadline for the 2021 grant is Dec. 31, 2020, and the winner will be announced in January 2021.

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