Defense

December 12, 2012

DOD approves grants for transportation improvements, replace schools on military installations

The Department of Defense announced Dec. 11 five grants from the Office of Economic Adjustment, including a $18.3 million grant to the Maryland Department of Transportation, State Highway Administration to improve access to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, Md.

They also announced a $35,247,240 grant to Geary County Unified School District Number 475 to replace Fort Riley Middle School on Fort Riley, Kansas; a $18,070,606 grant to Vernon Parish School Board to replace South Fort Polk Elementary School on Fort Polk, La.; and a $57,161,689 grant to Sierra Sands Unified School District to replace Murray Middle School and to expand Burroughs High School on Naval Air Weapons Station, China Lake, Calif.

The grant to Maryland will manage a $23.1 million project consisting of $18.3 million in grant funds and other funding of $4.8 million, to construct the Maryland Route 185 (Connecticut Avenue) and Jones Bridge Road/Kensington Parkway intersection improvement project. The project improves transportation access to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, Md.

Geary County Unified School District Number 475, Junction City, Kansas, will manage a $41,961,000 project, consisting of $35,247,240 in grant funds and non-federal funds of $6,713,760, to demolish and replace the existing Fort Riley Middle School with a new 720-student school on Fort Riley serving grades six through eight.

Vernon Parish School District, Leesville, La., will manage a $21,144,931 project, consisting of $18,070,606 grant funds and non-federal funds of $3,074,325, to replace the existing South Fort Polk Elementary School with a new 875-student school on Fort Polk serving grades one through four.

Sierra Sands Unified School District, Ridgecrest, Calif., will manage a $39,542,838 project, consisting of $31,634,270 grant funds and non-federal funds of $7,908,568, to demolish and to replace the existing Murray Middle School with a new 610-student school serving grades six through eight. The district will also manage a $31,909,274 project, consisting of $25,527,419 grant funds and non-federal funds of $6,381,855, to renovate and expand the existing 1,461-student Burroughs High School serving grades nine through twelve. Both schools are located on Naval Air Weapons Station, China Lake, Calif.

More information about grants awarded under OEA’s programs for Transportation Infrastructure or Public Schools Located on Military Installations, may be found on OEA’s web site at www.oea.gov.

 




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