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Brownville and Dawson County Each Awarded $350,000 CDBG Tourism Development

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.

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Public comment period begins January 25th for Proposed 2017 Annual Action Plan

JANUARY 12, 2017 (LINCOLN, NEB.)—The Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) will conduct a public comment period, that includes two public videoconferences, on the Proposed 2017 Annual Action Plan which concerns the distribution of approximately $10 million in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds, $3 million in HOME Investment Partnerships Program funds, $3 million in National Housing Trust Funds (HTF), $941,814 in Emergency Solutions Grant Program (ESG) funds, and $370,412 in Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) which is authorized under the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended. In addition, approximately $3 million in Homeless Shelter Assistance Trust Fund (HSATF) funds, and $9 million in Nebraska Affordable Housing Trust Fund (NAHTF) resources will be distributed.

Read more: Public comment period begins January 25th for Proposed 2017 Annual Action Plan

$2.8 million awarded to eight communities for downtown revitalization

DECEMBER 22, 2016 (LINCOLN, NEB.) —The Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) has awarded $2,800,000 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding to eight Nebraska communities to complete Phase II (implementation) in the Downtown Revitalization category. These projects are designed to provide resources for commercial rehabilitation and infrastructure improvements within the downtowns of the communities selected.

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