Applications will be accepted February 1-15 for available funding through the Civic and Community Center Financing Fund.
The fund may be used to construct new civic centers, or renovate or expand existing civic or community centers that also may include converting, rehabilitating or reusing historic buildings. Funding exclusions include planning, programming, marketing or advertising.
Most Nebraska municipalities are eligible and may apply for a grant in competition with other municipalities. The cities of Omaha, Lincoln and Ralston, or any other municipalities receiving previous funding under the Convention Center Facility Financing Assistance Act, or Sports Arena Facility Financial Assistance Act are not eligible.
No grant will amount to more than 50 percent of the total cost of construction, renovation, or expansion. The minimum grant request amount is $10,000. The maximum amount, determined by the population (2010 Census) of a municipality, is: