Gov. Dave Heineman today awarded eight Nebraska communities with $1,779,800 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding to pursue projects in the public works category. Funding went to Howells, Newman Grove, Peru, Phillips, Plainview, Scribner, South Sioux City and Wakefield.
The Nebraska Department of Economic Development administers the state’s CDBG program. Federal funds are made available to Nebraska from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s CDBG program, which assists with the development of businesses and communities throughout the state.
The funds went to the following communities:
Howells is receiving $93,000 to improve streets in a four and a half block area encompassing portions of Sixth, Ann and Fifth streets. The village will match funding with a remaining $240,300 to complete the project.
Newman Grove is receiving $250,000 to make street, sidewalk and storm sewer improvements to Hale Avenue, from 4th to 8th streets. The village will match funding with a remaining $410,900 to complete the project.
Peru is receiving $250,000 to make concrete curb and gutter, sidewalk, and storm sewer improvements to Park Avenue, which is the only paved entrance and exit to the City and Peru State College. The city, Peru State College, Peru State College Foundation, and Nemaha County will partner to finance a remaining $224,800 to complete the project.
Phillips is receiving $186,800 to surface three blocks of a gravel street in the village with asphalt. The village will contribute $57,900 in general funds to complete the project.
Plainview is receiving $250,000 to build a 7,000-square-foot library equipped with state-of-the-art technology, American with Disabilities Act approved access and facilities, and ample room to continue expanding the library’s collection and services. Remaining $750,000 funding is coming from the city and Plainview Library Foundation, as well as private contributions.
Scribner is receiving $250,000 to make sidewalk, pavement, and water main improvements along Horton Street. The city will match funding with a remaining $320,000 to complete the project.
South Sioux City is receiving $250,000 to install larger capacity water transmission lines, and water main; remove and replace deteriorating streets and other public infrastructure with new paving, curbing, driveways and sidewalks; and remove and install storm sewer pipe and seven storm curb inlets. This public works project involves portions of G Street, north to south; B Street, north to south; 18th Street, east to west from B to G streets; and D to G streets. Remaining funding of $370,188 from the city’s Water-Sewer Capital Funds will complete the project.
Wakefield is receiving $250,000 to make street storm sewer, sidewalk ramp, and curbing and gutter improvements along Highland Street from 4th to 8th streets. Remaining funding of $64,920 from the city’s cash reserve and $26,780 in-kind funding will complete the project.
Jen Rae Hein, Gov.’s Ofc., 402-471-1967
Charles Isom, Gov.’s Ofc., 402-471-1970
Kate Ellingson, DED, 800-426-6505