Caulfield (MO) Fire Department Receives $400k Grant for New Station

The Caulfield (MO) Fire Department recently received a $400,000 grant to build a new station, reports ky3.com.

The new digs will replace its current 30-year-old building, which houses only three trucks. In addition, it will also have a bigger area for meetings, public events, fundraising dinners, and similar occasions.

Officials say they hope to start construction by the end of the year.

“We have applied for two years for a grant to build our wonderful community a new fire station. This has been applied for through the community development block grant and we have been notified that WE HAVE IN FACT RECEIVED THIS FUNDING for the year 2021!” the department wrote on Facebook.

“This is a 100% grant meaning that we provide no money towards this. We however will provide some labor and other stuff to put our in kind part towards the grant.

“We were notified that we will be receiving $491,306.00 as a total grant award and $402,457.00 going towards the construction of the new station. The other funds will go towards the fees associated with this grant, the fees associated with the steps that have to be taken to insure that the new station can be built where our current station is now, and also the architect fees.”

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