January 17, 2017 (LINCOLN, NEB.) —The Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) has awarded $700,000 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding to two Nebraska communities for improvements designed to provide for investments in effective and affordable tourist attraction facilities to grow Nebraska communities that invest in long-term development. The tourist attraction project improvements will enable severely disabled persons and the elderly accessibility to attraction’s buildings and grounds.
The CDBG Tourism Development Category is open to CDBG non-entitlement incorporated municipalities throughout Nebraska. Grants are administered by DED from the State’s annual allocation of CDBG funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Below are brief descriptions about the two projects and their awards: