The Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) has awarded $27,300 in 2013 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) third cycle Planning funding to Oshkosh for ongoing planning efforts.
The city will use the award to complete its comprehensive plan.
The grants are part of Nebraska’s annual allocation of CDBG funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. These awards mark the end of the third cycle of funding for planning projects from DED’s 2013 CDBG allocations. Applications for the 2014 first cycle are now being accepted until April 11, 2014.
Up to $30,000 is available for communities and as much as $50,000 is available for multi-communities, counties, or regional applicants.
Planning activities that are considered for funding include community strategic planning, such as environmental assessments, citizen participation, downtown revitalization, and fiscal management. Analyses of impediments and barriers to fair housing choices may qualify, as do neighborhood/comprehensive/strategic development plans.
Also considered are functional or special studies for housing, infrastructure, community economic development, land use/regulatory measure, main street improvement districts, downtown revitalization, energy conservation and transportation.
In addition, environmental, heritage tourism, and historic preservation studies, and pre-engineering studies for publicly-owned water/wastewater projects may qualify.