Cathy Osten


Cathy Osten



September 26, 2016

Senator Osten Announces STEAP Grants for Lisbon, Sprague

State Senator Cathy Osten (D-Sprague) today welcomed the news that the towns of Lisbon and Sprague have been awarded grant funding through the state’s Small Town Economic Assistance Program (STEAP).

Lisbon and Sprague were among sixteen communities selected for the latest round of the competitive grant program, which assists smaller communities with infrastructure and capital improvement projects.

“This is tremendous news for our district and I give a lot of credit to our towns for putting together excellent applications for these worthy projects,” said Sen. Osten. “This funding will improve the safety of pedestrians on Sergeants Way in Lisbon through the construction of new sidewalks, which are sorely needed. It’s also great news that we have secured a grant for Sprague so we can better protect our public works equipment and the environment.”

Lisbon has been awarded a $435,000 STEAP grant to construct new sidewalks along Sergeants Way. The project will significantly reduce safety and liability concerns for the town by correcting the existing sidewalks which are currently hazardous.

Sprague has been awarded $420,000 through the program to construct a cold storage shed for the town’s Public Works Department. The structure will provide safe, dry storage of new and older equipment. It will also protect local environmental resources from contamination caused by run off or leakage from the equipment.