Six Nebraska Cities Awarded Grant Money for Revitalization Work

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Article By:  10/11 Central Nebraska News

 

The Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) has awarded $2,063,400 in funding to improve infrastructure benefiting low- and middle-income residents in targeted areas of six Nebraska cities.

The grants are administered by DED from the state’s annual allocation of funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

The funding comes from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) in the category of (Supplemental) Comprehensive Revitalization.

The cities participated in an initial three-year Comprehensive Revitalization effort that began in 2012 with a Comprehensive Needs Assessment and Revitalization Strategy. A recent updated Strategy allowed each to extend its participation for three more years (2012-2015). All cities have provided local funding for the projects leveraging more than $2 million total.

Following are the cities and individual awards:

Fremont—$322,200 for streets and sidewalks. The city’s contribution is $151,100. Contact Jean Kaup Van Iperen at 402-727-2630 or jean.kaup@fremontne.gov.

Grand Island—$300,000 for streets and sidewalks. The city’s contribution is $150,000.

Hastings—$351,800 for streets and sidewalks. The city’s contribution is $168,400.

Kearney—$349,300 for streets and storm sewers. The city’s contribution is $162,150.

Norfolk—$417,900 for streets and sidewalks. The city’s contribution is $192,250.

North Platte—$322,200 for streets and sidewalks. The city’s contribution is $161,100.

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