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Three Rivers School District Awarded Seismic Upgrade Grant for Evergreen ES

The Three Rivers School District is excited to announce that it has received a $2.5 million grant for the seismic upgrade of Evergreen Elementary in Cave Junction.

The funding from Oregon's Seismic Rehabilitation Grant Program (SRGP) will support a comprehensive seismic upgrade of Evergreen's gymnasium and cafeteria including the installation of new roofing.

The seismic upgrade project at Evergreen is slated to kick off this summer and wrap up before commencement ceremonies in 2025.

The SRGP is a competitive grant program that funds the seismic rehabilitation of critical public buildings, with a focus on schools and emergency response centers.

Fleming Middle School also benefited recently from an SRGP grant. About 12,000 square feet -- including the gymnasium, administration building, cafeteria and library -- underwent a comprehensive seismic upgrade.

Three Rivers Schools Superintendent Dave Valenzuela said the most recent grant represents a significant milestone for the district and underscores its commitment to safety. He called it "a major investment in the resilience of school facilities."

Mindful of the community's limited resources, Valenzuela said the district remains dedicated to actively seeking grants to address their financial challenges.
Posted on 4/6/24 5:10AM by Chuck Benson