Cozad and Lexington are among eight communities in Nebraska receiving a block community development grant related to COVID-19, the Nebraska Department of Economic Development has announced.
In all, DED announced 12 CDBG-CV scholarships totaling $ 4,643,365, made possible by the CARES Act. The funds will help the eight communities better prepare for, respond to and recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a press release.
Unlike traditional CDBG exchanges, no matching funds are required.
âWith this support from the CDBG program, tens of thousands of Nebraskans will have better and safer access to essential services – from food banks to medical clinics and vaccine distribution centers – which have been essential in our fight against COVID. -19. These awards will ultimately contribute to the health and safety of our communities while providing much-needed resources to support their economic recovery, âsaid Anthony L. Goins, Director of DED.
Cozad will receive two awards totaling $ 610,865 for improvements to community facilities: $ 462,500 will support renovations to the parish hall at Christ the King Catholic Church, including improving accessibility for people with disabilities and improvement of public services and structural elements. An additional $ 148,365 will support renovations to the Grand Generation Senior Center, which has expanded its services to provide essential food and social support during the pandemic; the renovations will improve food storage, HVAC and structural elements for public safety.