Fourteen projects awarded $2.11 million from Civic and Community Center Financing Fund

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Fourteen projects awarded $2.11 million from Civic and Community Center Financing Fund

The Nebraska Department of Economic Development has awarded $2,110,480 in state aid from its Civic and Community Center Financing Fund (CCCFF) to 14 municipalities for projects related to the development and/or renovation of civic, community and recreation centers. This includes building new and renovating or expanding existing facilities (including converting, rehabilitating or reusing historic buildings), and conducting planning studies (engineering and technical).

The Nebraska Department of Economic Development has awarded $2,110,480 in state aid from its Civic and Community Center Financing Fund (CCCFF) to 14 municipalities for projects related to the development and/or renovation of civic, community and recreation centers. This includes building new and renovating or expanding existing facilities (including converting, rehabilitating or reusing historic buildings), and conducting planning studies (engineering and technical).

    Receiving funding:

  • The City of Norfolk was awarded $750,000 for the renovation and expansion of the public library.
  • The City of Broken Bow will use its $375,000 to renovate and expand the existing public library.
  • The City of Schuyler received $250,000 award to construct a new public library.
  • The City of Wakefield will apply $375,000 toward construction of a new community center.
  • The City of Ord was awarded $276,180 for the construction of the Ord Aquatic Center.
  • The City of Gretna’s $10,000 award will go towards an architectural conceptual design study for a community center and library.
  • The Village of Roseland received $10,000 for planning the development of a community center.
  • The City of Tekamah will use its $4,300 award to complete an architectural space analysis plan for the City’s community center.
  • The Village of Elwood’s $10,000 award will go toward the completion of planning and technical studies related to the development of a community wellness center.
  • The City of Fremont was awarded $10,000 to complete design and architectural plans for renovations to the city auditorium.
  • The Village of Dodge received $10,000 to conduct an architectural study in the development of a community center.
  • The Village of Table Rock will use its $10,000 award to evaluate the feasibility of the planned community center site.
  • The City of Wisner will apply $10,000 toward a feasibility study for the renovation of the city auditorium.
  • The Village of Arlington was awarded $10,000 to conduct a planning study exploring the feasibility of a multipurpose community building.

A municipality receiving a grant from the Fund must own the civic, cultural, or convention center for which grant assistance is sought. The grant amount can be up to 50 percent of the cost of construction, renovation, or expansion of the center. The maximum grant amount is also determined by the population size of a municipality.

For information about the CCCFF, contact Jenny B. Mason at 800-426-6505, 402-471-6280, or jenny.mason@nebraska.gov .

CONTACT Kate Ellingson at 800-426-6505, 402-471-3749 or kate.ellingson@nebraska.gov

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