MAY 24, 2011 (LINCOLN, NEB.)—The Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) has awarded $150,000 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding to Columbus, Elwood, Fremont, Kearney, and Tecumseh to complete the Phase I portion of downtown revitalization projects.
Each community will receive $30,000 to develop comprehensive downtown revitalization plans. Communities will provide matching funds for their projects.
The CDBG Downtown Revitalization Category is open to incorporated Nebraska municipalities of populations 20,000 or less, having earned designations as Economic Development Certified Communities and having already adopted comprehensive plans, zoning and subdivision ordinances, building codes, code enforcement, and building permit processes.
For more information, contact Kevin Andersen at 800-426-6505, 402-471-3775 or firstname.lastname@example.org.