March 6, 2018

Fremont Invests in Community Development, Housing

CDBG funding has helped the City of Fremont create a more vibrant and livable community. Community revitalization is breathing new life into the heart of Fremont, Nebraska (population 26,450), with renewed streetscapes and restored upper-level housing sparking local business and culture in the downtown district. Financed by CDBG awards totaling […]
March 6, 2018

Hastings Earns Accolades for Community Revitalization Successes

Governor Pete Ricketts presented the City of Hastings with the Showcase Community Award in April, 2017. The Showcase Community Award recognizes Nebraska communities that have displayed outstanding achievements in community development over the past five years, as well as innovative uses of CDBG funds to meet program objectives. In Hastings, […]
March 6, 2018

CDBG Program Helps Red Cloud Pursue Economic Opportunities

The new National Willa Cather Center is attracting tourism and sparking local business. Beloved American novelist Willa Cather spent much of her childhood in Red Cloud, Nebraska (population 1,115), with the city later appearing as a backdrop for some of her most cherished works. Headquartered in Red Cloud since 1955, […]
March 6, 2018

Walthill Repurposes “Old Fire Hall” Into New Public Library

With help from the CDBG and CCCFF programs, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and local donors, the Walthill Fire Department relocated in 2014 from its tired, 70-year-old fire hall into a brand new facility. Though you might think the Old Fire Hall would subsequently be happy to retire, today it is starting life anew as a place that the whole community can use and enjoy.