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Is your community in need of making improvements to public works, infrastructure, or conducting planning? Wouldn’t it be great if your community could apply for grants to defray part of the costs for those public improvements? If so, NOW is the time for you to prepare your community to apply for financial assistance.

The Central Nebraska Economic Development District is here to help. Our staff are Certified CDBG Administrators, and we have assisted a number of communities with funding for water, sewer, streets, community buildings and planning projects.

The Proposed 2019 Community Development Block Grant funding cycles have been announced. While these dates are not yet set in stone, there shouldn’t be any major changes to the timing of the grant applications.

● Downtown Revitalization - September 15 Deadline

● Economic Development Open Cycle, Begins May 1

● Owner Occupied Rehabilitation Pre-Applications – July 31, Full Applications – September 30

● Planning October 30 Deadline

● Public Works 1st Cycle – August 30 Deadline, 2nd Cycle – TBD

● Tourism Development Open Cycle, Begins May 1

● Water/Wastewater Open Cycle, Begins May 1

Give us a call at 402-340-0106 to see how CNEDD can assist with your project planning, grant writing and grand administration.
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Investing in the Future

Our mission is to enhance the quality of life in Central Nebraska through community and business development.

Our goal is to make a difference in every county we serve by working together to keep our region strong and viable.

CNEDD provides business, community, and economic development services to the following counties in Central Nebraska: Blaine, Boyd, Brown, Cherry, Custer, Garfield, Greeley, Holt, Keya Paha, Loup, Rock, Sherman, Valley and Wheeler. 


Goals of CNEDD

  1. Increase the net number of businesses in the CNEDD region to meet the needs of the community and workforce by 2023.
  2. Improve the quality of life and sustainability of Central Nebraska communities by 2023.
  3. Retain and attract more young people to Central Nebraska communities by 2023.
  4. Improve and promote tourism and recreational opportunities in the region by 2023.

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Let us help you with business tips and education that can help you each step of the way.

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Your Community – It’s not just the place you live, it’s the place you work and play and raise your family.  It’s a place where you belong and live out your dreams.

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