Dept. of Economic Development Accepting Applications for Community Center Funding


The Department of Economic Development is accepting applications for funding available through the Civic and Community Center Financing Fund.

Applications will be accepted Feb. 1-15 for funds that would be utilized to construct new civic centers, renovate or expand existing centers, or rehabilitating or reusing historic buildings for the purpose of a community center.

Funding from the grant excludes planning, programming, marketing and advertising.

No grant will amount to more than 50 percentof the total cost of construction, renovation, or expansion. The minimum grantrequest amount is $10,000. The maximum amount,determined by the population (2010 Census) of a municipality, is:

  • Population of 40,000 to 99,999, $750,000
  • Population of 20,000 to 39,999, $500,000
  • Population of 10,000 to 19,999, $400,000
  • Population of 1 to 9,999, $250,000

MostNebraska municipalities are eligible and may apply for a grant in competitionwith other municipalities. The cities of Omaha, Lincoln and Ralston, or anyother municipalities receiving previous funding under the Convention CenterFacility Financing Assistance Act, or Sports Arena Facility FinancialAssistance Act are not eligible.

Formore information, contact Kevin Andersen at 800-426-6505, 402-471-3775, or

Find the preliminary application form here.