The Federal Government is distributing revitalization funds, and North Platte will get a piece of the pie. State officials say that the funds allotted to Nebraska will be split among several cities. Other cities receiving funds are Columbus, Fremont, Grand Island, Hastings, Kearney and Norfolk.
According to the state Department of Economic Development, roughly $94,000 in funding will be used to evaluate housing and public works activities that are beneficial to low and moderate income families in the communities. The cities began planning in 2009 during a three-year funding period. Each city is required to make a matching contribution equal to twenty five percent of the total project.
North Platte city officials were unavailable for comment.