LINCOLN – Rural Nebraska communities have used $1.3 million of their allotted $2.2 million in disaster relief. Additionally, some of these funds are used for non-disaster projects. The grants are made available through the Community Facilities Program.
Typical projects include sirens, firetrucks, sheriff equipment, and body cameras in the emergency services realm. Other more public upgrades entail auditorium equipment and renovations to other community facilities.
Municipalities, public bodies, nonprofits, and Native American tribes are some of the groups eligible for funding. Counties eligible for relief include numerous northeast Nebraska counties.
Grant applications will be accepted until funding runs dry. The communities with lowest median income will receive more funding.