Certified local governments receive grant funding
July 1, 2021
HISTORY Nebraska recently announced it has awarded $136,380 in matching-grant funding to Auburn, Lincoln, Neligh, North Platte, Omaha and Plattsmouth to complete historic preservation activities through the Certified Local Government program. CLG is a partnership between the local, state and federal government to increase local preservation activities and link local governments with a network of similar organizations. CLGs meet federal and state standards and work to protect and promote their historic resources through long-range planning efforts and educational programming. The Certified Local Government program is open to villages, cities and counties of all sizes. One benefit of the program is that annual matching grants are available to participating communities and counties.
The City of Neligh received $21,000 to develop a walking tour app for its downtown commercial historic district. Neligh is not a current CLG, but officials have completed several steps to become one. They are completing this grant project to promote preservation and create excitement about their historic resources and the CLG program. Their goal is to become a CLG sometime after the completion of this project.