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CNEDD Generates $1.6 Million in Grant Funds in 2018

Through our partnerships with communities and grant funders, the following grants have been awarded in our region:

KBR Sanitation - $16,000 – Recycling Equipment (Nebraska Recyclling Council) – KBR Sanitation put in $4,000 in matching

City of Ainsworth - $385,000 for Sewer Improvements (Community Development Block Grant – CDBG) – City of Ainsworth put in $577,080 in matching

City of Atkinson - $295,000 for Rental Duplex Construction (Nebraska Affordable Housing Trust Fund)- City of Atkinson put in $111,000 in matching;

City of Ord - $247,500 for Gap Street Paving (CDBG) – City of Ord is putting in $865,000 in matching

Valentine and O’Neill - $480,780 for Workforce Housing Construction and Rehabilitation (Rural Workforce Housing Funds and Nebraska Investment Finance Authority) – City of O’Neill put in $150,000 in matching and City of Valentine put in $100,000 in matching,

City of O’Neill $252,000 for Owner-Occupied Rehabilitation (CDBG) – no matching required.

To find out more information on these, and other awarded grants, check out our website for a completed list as well as more information on how we can help your communities today.
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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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