Workshops Detail 2013 Community Development Block Grant Funding Process


Local government officials and staff, especially application preparers, are encouraged to attend one of three free application workshops detailing the 2013 Community Development Block Grant funding process for the CDBG categories of Comprehensive Revitalization, Downtown Revitalization, Planning, Public Works and Water/Wastewater offered in January and February (based on interest).

A new category this year is Comprehensive Investment and Stabilization that provides CDBG funding help to municipalities, populations of 5,000 to less than 20,000.

Phase I consists of a needs assessment and strategic plan. The Nebraska Department of Economic Development then invites communities completing strategic plans to submit applications for Phase II, three-years of CDBG funding to implement the strategic plan's public works and housing activities benefiting low-and moderate-income persons within a neighborhood, or community-wide.

The application guidelines are up on DED's website.

Workshops will be held:

January 31--Columbus

  • 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (CST): Central Community College, 3519 2nd Ave., Room 143

February 5--Lexington

  • 10 a.m.– 2 p.m. (CST): Dawson County Opportunity Center,1501 Plum Creek Parkway

February 6, 2013--Gering

  • 10:00 am– 2:00 pm (MT), Gering Public Library, 1055 P St.

Staff will be available for informal discussion following each workshop.

To gauge the number of prospective attendees, registration is encouraged by January 30. A lack of registrants may result in cancellation of a workshop at any given location

The registration form can be accessed online and emailed to

Questions should be directed to Ashley van Waes at 800-426-6505, or