LINCOLN, NEB. – July 1, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — The Nebraska Department of Economic Development has awarded $2,029,420 from its Civic and Community Center Financing Fund (CCCFF) to 15 cities for projects related to the development and/or renovation of civic, community and recreation centers. This includes building new and renovating or expanding existing facilities (including converting, rehabilitating or reusing historic buildings), and conducting planning studies (engineering and technical).
- The City of Chadron was awarded $375,000 to help upgrade the Community Pool and develop a Wellness Facility.
- The City of Humboldt received $375,000 to help restore the Municipal Auditorium.
- The City of Plainview will use its $375,000 award to construct a new Public Library.
- The City of St. Paul will apply $375,000 toward construction of a new Community and Recreation Center.
- The Village of Pilger’s $250,000 award will go toward construction of a new multi-purpose Community Center.
- The Village of Panama was awarded $74,050 to help construct a new Community Center and multi-purpose space.
- The City of David City received $60,000 to help renovate and upgrade the historic City Auditorium building.
- The Village of Walthill will use its $55,000 award to help renovate the former Fire Hall into new library space.
- The City of Atkinson’s $35,170 award will go toward updating the Atkinson Community Center.
- The City of Blue Hill was awarded $10,000 to conduct a planning study to develop a pool and recreation master plan.
- The Village of Cody received $10,000 for planning the construction of a Recreational Center.
- The City of Crete will use its $10,000 award to perform a feasibility study for the Crete Conference and Convention Center.
- The Village of Potter will apply $10,000 toward technical studies to determine the best type of Community Recreation Facility to fit the community.
- The City of Wakefield’s $10,000 award will go toward conducting a feasibility study for the development of the Wakefield Community Center.
- The City of Ravenna was awarded $5,200 to perform a feasibility study regarding the renovation of the Ravenna Public Library.
A municipality receiving a grant from the Fund must own the civic, cultural, or convention center for which grant assistance is sought. The grant amount can be up to 50 percent of the cost of construction, renovation, or expansion of the center. The maximum grant amount is also determined by the population size of a municipality.