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Oconto Awarded Elderly/Disabled Transportation
Oconto County has been awarded $43,200 in 2012 and again in 2013 to purchase specialized transit service vehicles to assist elderly and disabled individuals. The county was among 30 awarded grants according to Gov. Scott Walker.
Oconto County will use the federal funds to purchase two 10 passenger buses with two wheelchair positions.
The awards are distributed through the Wisconsin Department of Transportations Elderly and Disabled Transportation Capital Assistance program. The grants assist nonprofit organizations and local governments by covering up to 80 percent of the costs of specialized vans and buses. Grant recipients provide 20 percent local match.
Delivery of vehicles will take place in 2012 and 2013.