The Nebraska Department of Economic Development is accepting nominations for the 2019 Showcase Community Award. The award will be presented at this year’s Nebraska Community Development Week celebration, which will be held at the State Capitol on a date to be announced this April.
The Showcase Community Award recognizes communities that have demonstrated an outstanding ability to identify community development goals and strategies; combine local, state, and federal resources to achieve those goals; and accomplish major projects with positive impacts in the community. Communities are recognized for their achievements completed within the past five years, with major emphasis on the community’s ability to access and effectively harness funds form the Community Development Block Grant program, the HOME Investment Partnership program, and others.
All Nebraska communities are eligible for nomination, with the exception of the Housing and Urban Development identified entitlement communities (Lincoln, Omaha, Bellevue, Grand Island) and award winners from the previous five years (Red Cloud, Hastings, Superior, Lexington, Hartington).
Nominations must be received by Friday, March 15, 2019. Questions? Please contact Alison Kumbier by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 402-471-3775
To nominate a community, please complete the sections below.