Gov. Heineman Awards $140,000 in Community Development Planning Grants (January 26, 2007)
(Lincoln, Neb.) Gov. Dave Heineman today announced several grants awarded to 10 Nebraska communities totaling $140,300 for planning projects designed to support future economic and infrastructure investment.
“These grants ensure that some of our state’s smallest communities have access to resources that are helpful in planning for future development projects and infrastructure upgrades,” Gov. Heineman said.
The grants are part of Nebraska’s annual allocation of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development. The Nebraska Department of Economic Development administers the funding program. Communities receiving planning grants as part of the second round of funds awarded for projects submitted during the 2006 calendar year include:
Creston which will receive $12,200 to study the feasibility of a building to house a new fire station and other emergency facilities.
The town of Eddyville will receive $19,000 to conduct a multi-community housing market study.
Gresham receives $10,300 to conduct a municipal water system study.
Hayes Center receives $5,300 to conduct a waste water system study
Jansen will receive $19,300 to update the community’s comprehensive plan, along with zoning and subdivision regulations. A blight determination study is also planned.
Lyman will use $13,000 to update its comprehensive plan, along with zoning and subdivision regulations.
McCool Junction will receive $22,900 to be used for updating the local comprehensive plan, as well as zoning and subdivision regulations. Funding will also be used to conduct a housing market study.
Ravenna will use $13,500 to update its comprehensive plan, along with zoning and subdivision regulations.
Wisner receive $14,800 to update its comprehensive plan, as well as zoning and subdivision regulations.
Wymore will receive $10,000 to conduct a study of its municipal water system.
Aaron Sanderford, Gov’s Office, 402-471-1967
Steve Charleston, DED, 402-471-3757,
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