Red Cloud Receives $288,750 in Public Works CDBG funding

Red Cloud Receives $288,750 in Public Works CDBG funding

October 27, 2021

by the Nebraska Department of Economic Development 

The Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) has announced awards totaling approximately $5.3 million to 14 recipients under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program’s Public Works funding opportunity.

A federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) program, administered by DED on behalf of Nebraska’s non-entitlement communities, CDBG dollars exist to help communities tackle projects that enhance public health and safety, economic well-being, local vitality and quality of life.

The announced Public Works awards total $5,331,787 and will support crucial facility and infrastructure projects, from new sidewalks and fire hydrants, to fire safety, to critical flood control and everything in between.

“Local infrastructure is a central part of economic development that cannot be overlooked,” said DED Director Anthony L. Goins. “The CDBG Public Works program allows us as a state to support communities as they make a positive impact through infrastructure projects that enhance their well-being and potential for growth.”

Project descriptions related to this announcement are provided below. To learn more about funding options available to Nebraska communities under the CDBG program, including the Public Works opportunity, visit Or contact Steve Charleston at or 402-471-3757.

The City of Red Cloud will receive $288,750 to conduct a unique flood control drainage improvement project that includes rehabilitation and improvement of an established flood control dam (and emergency spillway) located one mile northwest of the city. The funding will help the city reduce flooding and meet the standards of the Nebraska Department of Natural Resources.