The Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) has selected seven communities to receive Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding under the Planning category for 2019. The total dollar amount of awards to be distributed is $285,614.
This year’s awardees include:
CDBG is a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) program that allocates funding to states to encourage projects that address a wide range of community development needs. DED administers CDBG funds on behalf of Nebraska to the state’s non-metropolitan communities under eight program categories, ranging from Planning to Tourism Development. The Planning category supports community-wide planning efforts that will result in impactful local projects.
“Investing in our communities is about creating a great quality of life, but it’s also how we’ll continue to show the world that Nebraska is truly one of the best places anywhere to live and raise a family,” said DED Director Anthony L. Goins. “CDBG Planning grants support our Department’s goal of ensuring our communities have the tools they need to achieve their best visions of themselves.”
For more information about the CDBG program, including about eligibility and how to apply in Nebraska, visit https://opportunity.nebraska.gov/cdbg.