Panhandle Improvement Project Cash Fund
The Panhandle Improvement Project Cash Fund was created under LB 818 Section 41, to promote community development in Nebraska’s panhandle region. The Department of Economic Development may provide a grant for the renovation or construction of eligible County Fairgrounds. An eligible Village may qualify for a grant to renovate a community facility that serves the surrounding rural area.
What Can the Grants Be Used for?
The Department of Economic Development may provide a grant not exceeding $995,000 (nine hundred ninety-five thousand dollars) for the renovation or construction of eligible County Fairgrounds. An eligible Village may qualify for a grant not exceeding $5,000 to renovate a community facility that serves the surrounding rural area.
Who is Eligible to Apply?
Eligible applicants will be a County located in the Panhandle of the third congressional district and a Village in the Panhandle with a population of less than ten (10) people.
Panhandle Improvement Project - County
Panhandle Improvement Project - Village
Letters of Intent
Letters of Intent should be submitted to Emmah.Muema@nebraska.gov by Friday, February 9, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. Grant applicants must have an approved Letter of Intent. For additional information and questions contact Emmah Muema at 531-245-4542 or Emmah.Muema@nebraska.gov.
Grants may be awarded up to the amount allocated by the Legislature. DED reserves the right to partially fund any request.
|LOI Notice Panhandle Improvement Program – County Fairgrounds
|February 2, 2024
|LOI Notice Panhandle Improvement Program – Village Project
|February 2, 2024
Grant Management Resources
This page will provide technical assistance on using AmpliFund to apply for and manage grants awarded by DED.
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