Quay County has earned a hefty award — a $300,000 Community Development Block Grant —to fix the roof of the Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital.
And everyone says much of the credit goes to a county employee, Misty Vick, who works as a secretary and grant writer for its Road Department.
It has been about five years since the county has sought CDBG funding, said Larry Moore, who heads up the county’s Road Department.
Vick, who had never written a grant before, “has done a special job,” Moore said.
Franklin McCasland, chairman of the Quay County Commission, which approved seeking the grant, said, “ We are grateful for this federal investment and equally pleased that Presbyterian has committed to partner in this project with its own significant contribution.”
Presbyterian Healthcare Services, which manages Trigg, will invest an additional $200,000 or more to help replace the hospital’s roof, said Hoyt Skabelund, hospital administrator. That funding will come from a special tax which voters approved last year.
The new roof at the hospital has been estimated to cost more than $500,000.
The county will be working with the hospital to issue a request for proposal to receive bids for replacing the roof.