Six Communities and Organizations Receive Grants For Flood Recovery

LINCOLN- Nebraska Flood Recovery Fund has made grants to six communities and organizations for community development efforts that address flood recovery for the future.

The City of St. Edward will receive up to $50,000 for the purpose of flood mitigation and informed future planning. Preliminary efforts will involve hiring a consulting firm to assess possible expansion to its residential area. Heartland Disaster Recovery Group of Grand Island will receive $65,000 for the benefit of Hall and Howard Counties to coordinate recovery efforts and assist local families impacted by the floods. Fremont Area Habitat for Humanity will receive $25,000 for its efforts to demolish and rebuild flood-damaged homes within its service area. The City of North Bend has been granted $62,000 to assist with street and levee repair. Midwest Housing Development Fund has been awarded $75,0000 to help establish a communication and collaboration network – known as the Midwest Housing Resource Network – to better respond to future flood events and other disasters. The City of Winslow will receive $97,000, contingent on securing other matching funds, for the purpose of community relocation and increasing resiliency for future flood events.

The fund was established by the Ethel S. Abbott Charitable Foundation and Nebraska Community Foundation to assist Nebraskans impacted by the 2019 floods.