Published on : Saturday, January 21, 2017
State grants have been awarded to Brownville and Lexington for upgrading facilities to attract tourists. Brownville was given a grant of $350,000 from the Nebraska Department of Economic Development’s block grant program for refurbishing the Brownville Concert Hall to make it more accessible for the elderly and the handicapped.
In the same way, Lexington is also being awarded a grant of $350,000, for upgrading the Dawson County Fairgrounds. The Economic Development department also announced that it has awarded $25,000 each in Community Development Assistance Act tax credits to the communities of Broken Bow, Humboldt, and Lincoln.
Broken Bow is developing its public library. Humboldt will renovate the historic Humboldt Auditorium, built in 1941 as a Works Progress Administration project. And Lincoln’s tax credit will be used by the LUX Center for the Arts for its “arts campus” program.