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Norfolk and surrounding communities awarded Community Development Block Grants

January 24, 2019

NORFOLK - The Northeast Nebraska Economic Development District has recently announced the Community Development Block Grant recipients.

Community Planner Jan Merrill said the City of Norfolk received $460,000 that will be used towards improvements on Braasch Avenue when it gets reconstructed.

Merrill said Norfolk was previously awarded another Community Development Block Grant in the amount of $425,000 to put towards the renovation of the skate park.

She said other towns throughout the district also received money.

“The City of Pierce was awarded $425,000 for downtown revitalization. The City of Wakefield was awarded $385,000 for street improvements and then the City of Wayne is going to do infrastructure improvements for Nebraska Street and they received $475,000 for that.”

Merrill also said Columbus and Fremont each received $475,000 for respective projects they will be working on.

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