Mark your calendar to celebrate the 33rd anniversary of National Community Development Week, occurring April 22-26, 2019.
The National Community Development Association initiated National Community Development Week (CD Week) in 1986 to remind Congress of the importance of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program and the Home Investment Partnerships Fund (HOME). In Nebraska, federal, state and local organizations have formed partnerships to support community development activities in recognition of CD Week.
Communities are encouraged to celebrate CD Week by hosting a variety of activities locally. Suggestions include:
Nebraska will be hosting a celebratory proclamation signing and awards ceremony during Community Development Week at the State Capitol in Lincoln. Governor Pete Ricketts will recognize successful projects from Nebraska’s entitlement communities (Bellevue, Grand Island, Lincoln and Omaha) and communities within the non-entitlement area (overseen by the Nebraska Department of Economic Development).
Nebraska communities have demonstrated an exceptional capacity to identify community development goals and strategies; to combine federal, state and local resources to achieve their goals; and to accomplish major projects that have positive impacts on the overall community.
For more information about Community Development Week, visit https://opportunity.nebraska.gov/cdweek, or contact Alison Kumbier at 800-426-6505, 402- 471-3775 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.