$1.196 million awarded five cities for comprehensive revitalization work

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$1.196 million awarded five cities for comprehensive revitalization work

The Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) has awarded $1.196 million in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding in the category of (Supplemental) Comprehensive Revitalization to improve infrastructure benefiting low- and middle-income residents in targeted areas of each city. The grants are administered by DED from the state’s annual allocation of CDBG funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

The Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) has awarded $1.196 million in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding in the category of (Supplemental) Comprehensive Revitalization to improve infrastructure benefiting low- and middle-income residents in targeted areas of each city. The grants are administered by DED from the state’s annual allocation of CDBG funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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 $500,000 total.

Following are the cities and individual awards:

Fremont—$185,000 for street improvements and installation of sidewalk ramps to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements. The city’s contribution is $83,500. Contact Jean Kaup Van Iperen at 402-727-2630 or jean.kaup@fremontne.gov .

Hastings—$287,000 for streets and sidewalks. The city’s contribution is $131,000. Contact Joe Patterson at 402-461-2318 or jpatterson@cityofhastings.org .

Kearney—$150,000 for street paving and the installation of 56 sidewalk ramps to comply with ADA requirements. The city’s contribution is $67,500. Contact Suzanne Brodine at 308-233-3222 or sbrodine@kearneygov.org .

Norfolk—$287,900 for water main reconstruction, and sanitary sewer improvements. The city’s contribution is $131,000. Contact Elizabeth Deck at 402-844-2000 or bdeck@ci.norfolk.ne.us .

North Platte—$287,000 for street paving and storm water drainage improvements. The city’s contribution is $143,500. Contact Judy Clark at 308-535-6724 or ClarkJM@ci.north-platte.ne.us .

CONTACT Kate Ellingson at 800-426-6505, 402-471-3749 or kate.ellingson@nebraska.gov