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Major grant won for Valley County Courthouse renovations

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Great news!!  In partnership with Loup Valley Rural Public Power and Valley County, Valley County Economic Development (us) was informed today we’ve won a $300,000 grant for renovations at our historic Beaux Arts Courthouse.  Woo hoo!!!

Have a look at the presser from the feds:

Loup Valley Rural Public Power District of Ord, Neb. also received a $300,000 grant to establish a revolving loan fund, with the initial funds loaned to Valley County to assist in the renovation of the Valley County Courthouse. Installation of an elevator, fire exit stairway, fire sprinkler system and an upgrade to the fire alarm system will bring enhanced safety to Courthouse occupants.

The funding being provided is from the Rural Economic Development Loan and Grant program, administered by USDA Rural Development. The program provides interest free loans and grants to local utilities that re-lend money to local businesses for projects that will create and retain jobs in rural areas. These funds are not provided through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The funding of each recipient is contingent upon the recipient meeting the conditions of the loan or grant agreement.

This is awesome, because the investment will also create a revolving loan fund for business development in Loup Valley RPPD’s service area.  Meaning low-interest loan funds for small businesses.  While the details of the announcement will start to trickle out, this is great news for our community once again.  I need to send along a HUGE thank you to Nancy Glaubke for tackling the beast of the grant application, and a huge thank you to the LVRPPD Board of Directors for working with us on this project.


Written by Caleb

March 9, 2010 at 8:47 pm

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  1. Awesome news! Congrats to all involved! I know it was a long process but it will be a benefit to both the courthouse as well as the businesses in the LVRPPD service area. Fantastic work!


    March 9, 2010 at 10:06 pm

  2. Thanks Bethanne – Nancy, the Valley County Supervisors and the LVRPPD Board were directly responsible for this great news. I had the foresight to stay the heck out of the way!!


    March 9, 2010 at 10:11 pm

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