$111,000 CDBG funds awarded for water/wastewater project

$111,000 CDBG funds awarded for water/wastewater project

LINCOLN, NEB. – November 9, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — The Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) today awarded $111,000 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding to the Village of Gilead to pursue a project in the Water/Wastewater category.

Gilead (pop. 45) will use the funding to renovate an existing wastewater lagoon system, and construct a new cell for a complete retention system.

Grant and loan funding of $156,200 from the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality will complete the project.

Federal funds are made available to DED from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s CDBG program to assist with the development of businesses and communities throughout the state. Funding requests for the program are administered by DED and are available to local Nebraska governments and counties with populations less than 50,000.

For information about the CDBG Water/Wastewater category funding, contact Heather Voorman at 1-800-426-6505, 1-402-471-3775, or , or visit: http://www.neded.org/community/community-info/documentslibrary-a-forms/cdbg-forms

CONTACT Kate Ellingson at 1-800-426-6505, 1-402-471-3749 or email

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