The Nebraska Department of Economic Development says the grants will go to Lexington, Plattsmouth, Schuyler, Wayne, Nebraska City and Holdrege.
Lexington will use its $250,000 to help pay for new water lines, sidewalks and drainage systems.
Plattsmouth will use its $250,000 to help repair paved streets and water mains while improving storm drainage.
Schuyler is also using its $250,000 grant for street, sidewalk, and storm sewer projects.
Wayne’s $215,000 grant will help pay to demolish six structures and build a public tornado shelter.
Nebraska City’s $123,470 grant will help pay for improvements in Nuckolls Square Park and some neighborhoods.
Holdrege plans to use its $100,000 grant to implement a new code enforcement program and clear some blighted properties.