$94,500 awarded for ongoing community revitalization efforts Seven cities share the award

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$94,500 awarded for ongoing community revitalization efforts Seven cities share the award

The cities of Columbus, Fremont, Grand Island, Hastings, Kearney, Norfolk and North Platte will split $94,500 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding in the Community Revitalization category. Grants are administered by the Nebraska Department of Economic Development from the state’s annual allocation of CDBG funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

The cities of Columbus, Fremont, Grand Island, Hastings, Kearney, Norfolk and North Platte will split $94,500 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding in the Community Revitalization category. Grants are administered by the Nebraska Department of Economic Development from the state’s annual allocation of CDBG funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

The seven eligible communities submitted applications in November to further evaluate the communities’ housing and public works activities benefitting low- and moderate-income persons in community neighborhoods.

These activities were initially undertaken by each community during a three-year funding period that began with a 2009 Comprehensive Needs Assessment and Revitalization Strategy. This recent CDBG Community Revitalization planning evaluation and updated revitalization strategy allowed communities to extend their participation for three more years (2013-2015).

The funding, based on what each community needed to update and evaluate its 2009 community revitalization strategy, will be allocated as follows (with each city making a 25 percent total project matching contribution):

  • Columbus—$12,000 (city—$3,500)
  • Fremont—$12,000 (city—$3,500)
  • Grand Island—$15,000 (city—$4,500)
  • Hastings–$15,000 (city—$4,500)
  • Kearney—$15,000 (city—$4,500)
  • Norfolk—$10,500 (city—$3,000)
  • North Platte—$15,000 (city—$4,500)

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