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Bartlett And Ainsworth Receive Block Grant Funding For Projects

Oct 26, 2022 (0)

LINCOLN - Over $2 million in block grant funding went to five different Nebraska communities, it was announced Wednesday.

The Nebraska Department of Economic Development has awarded $2,034,079 in Community Development Block Grant funds to the towns, with projects including a hiking and biking trail, a senior center and street improvements.

NDED said the funds are intended to help communities tackle projects that enhance public health and safety, economic well-being, local vitality and quality of life.

The communities receiving the funding are Ainsworth, Bartlett, Filley, Wayne and Wood River.

Ainsworth was awarded $433,000 for street improvements, with the Brown County town preparing to upgrade the intersection of Highway 20 and Highway 7, continuing north to the entrance of the Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Bartlett also received money for street improvements, with the Wheeler County community being awarded $420,279 for upgrades starting at the intersection of Randolph and 4th Streets, ending one block west of the intersection at 5th and Randolph Streets.

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