Wyden, Merkley Announce $464,000 Grant for Redmond School District

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley announced today that the Redmond School District will receive more than $464,000 in federal funding to reimburse the central Oregon district for snow removal costs incurred during a January 2017 storm.

The $464,648 Federal Emergency Management Agency grant for removing snow from the roofs of Redmond school buildings comes in the wake of a similar grant announced last week for the Bend-LaPine School District.

“I am gratified this federal assistance is heading to Redmond schools so the district can be reimbursed for unexpected snow expenses,” Wyden said. “Ensuring local resources are not forced to be spent outside the classroom is a must for students, teachers and staff to have every opportunity at educational excellence.”

“These much-needed funds will help Redmond recoup some of the costs of last winter’s snowstorms,” Merkley said. “Our schools can’t budget for surprise weather events, and our students shouldn’t suffer when they strike. I will continue to fight for the resources our communities need to recover.”