By Mark Holan, editorial director, ARTBA

CASE Construction Equipment has extended the submission deadline for its Dire States Equipment Grant 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 are 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.

Visit for more information and to submit entries.