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Civic and Community Center Financing Fund (CCCFF)

Grants to Nebraska Municipalities to Plan the
Development or Improvement of Public Facilities

Agency Type:

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Funding Source:

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Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) - Housing and Community Development Division

LOI Date:

01/15/21

Deadline Date:

02/15/21 - Receipt

Description:

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Grants of up to $15,000 to Nebraska municipalities to plan the development or improvement of public facilities. Applicants must submit an LOI prior to submitting a full proposal. The goal of the program is to improve the quality of life for local residents in communities throughout the State.

The purpose of this program is to support, enhance, and grow the Good Life throughout Nebraska. Awarded to municipalities and administered by the Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED), CCCFF grants of assistance encourage and foster quality of life in Nebraska's communities. CCCFF allows for the distribution of State aid to support the development of community facilities such as libraries, recreation and wellness centers, gathering spaces, convention centers, town squares, and cultural centers.

Due to the projected impact on the fund’s future receipts due to COVID-19, awards for the application cycle starting January 2021 will be limited to planning studies for the development of future construction and rehabilitation projects.  DED appreciates how important this program has been for communities, and does not expect this limitation to carry into future application cycles. 

A wide variety of facilities are eligible for planning grants, including community centers, parks, libraries, recreation centers, public gathering spaces, etc. For more information on eligible facilities, see https://opportunity.nebraska.gov/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/CCCFF-Application-and-Program-Guidelines.pdf#page=5.

Example uses for planning grants include engineering and technical studies directly related to eligible projects; this could include feasibility studies, facility studies, programming and schematic designs, construction documents, etc.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 180584

Estimated Size of Grant:

Planning grants are available for a minimum request of $3,000 and a maximum of $15,000.

Term of Contract:

- Anticipated Award Date: March 30, 2021
- Contract Term: Two Years

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Nebraska municipalities, including rural cities and villages, may apply. Not eligible are the cities of Omaha and Lincoln, or other municipalities that have received assistance under the Convention Center Facility Financing Assistance Act or the Sports Arena Facility Financial Assistance Act, which includes Ralston.

Eligibility requirements and thresholds include:
- Ownership: Must conform to one of the two options described below. In any case, the municipality shall be the applicant (and, if awarded, recipient) for the grant of assistance.
(a) Municipality must own the facility.
(b) Municipality may jointly own an eligible facility with a political subdivision if the municipality's ownership interest in such facility is at least fifty percent. Political subdivision means a county, school district, community college area, or natural resources district.
- Location: Must conform to one of the two options described below. In any case, the municipality shall include a map identifying the location of the facility for the grant of assistance in relation to the community, identifying any relevant sites or related projects. The intent of the map is to provide context to the proposed project. Also appropriate may be photographs, which – in addition to the required map – may also be included.
(a) The facility is located within the boundaries of the municipality applying for the grant.
(b) The facility is located within the municipality’s extraterritorial zoning jurisdiction.
- Operation – A municipality must operate the facility directly, or under contract.

For ineligible applicants, see https://opportunity.nebraska.gov/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/CCCFF-Application-and-Program-Guidelines.pdf#page=7.

For ineligible expenses, see https://opportunity.nebraska.gov/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/CCCFF-Application-and-Program-Guidelines.pdf#page=6.

Pre-Application Information:

Grant Schedule:
- Letter of Intent Due Date: January 15, 2021
- Application Due Date: February 15, 2021
- Anticipated Award Date: March 30, 2021

To be considered, applicants must meet eligibility requirements, provide a letter of intent, and submit their proposal via the application portal. Letters of intent must be signed by the chief elected official and received by DED no later than the due date.

A CCCFF grant cannot account for more than 50% of the total project costs. And, at a minimum, local cost-share is 1:1. For more information, see https://opportunity.nebraska.gov/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/CCCFF-Application-and-Program-Guidelines.pdf#page=7.

CCCFF Application Resources: https://opportunity.nebraska.gov/amplifund/#CCCFF

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit letters of intent and proposals via the grants management system: https://ne.amplifund.com/Public/Opportunities/Details/faebd2ff-bdd9-4835-8b4c-acb206c57f5c/

For help with CCCFF grants, contact:
Jenny B. Mason, CCCFF Program Coordinator
800-426-6505 / 402-471-6280
jenny.mason@nebraska.gov

Nebraska Department of Economic Development
Housing & Community Development Division
P.O. Box 94666
301 Centennial Mall South
Lincoln, NE 68509-4666

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USA: Nebraska: Statewide, excluding the cities of Omaha and Lincoln, or other municipalities that have received assistance under the Convention Center Facility Financing Assistance Act or the Sports Arena Facility Financial Assistance Act, which includes Ralston.

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