Nebraska awards $2.7M for public works projects

LINCOLN, Neb. -- Nebraska has awarded $2.7 million in grants to cities for local public works and water treatment projects.

Lt. Gov. Rick Sheehy announced that eight cities will receive community development block grants. The federal grant money is administered by the Nebraska Department of Economic Development.

The money will help pay for projects in Loup City, Sidney, South Sioux City, Taylor, Walthill, Crawford, Haigler and North Loup. Cities will use the money for sidewalk and street upgrades, new wastewater treatment plants and water storage facilities. The city of Walthill will receive a new fire station.