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Nebraska Environmental Trust Grants $3.3 million for Water Projects

  • Nebraska Environmental Trust announced a grant of 3.3 million dollars to the Nebraska Resource Department for more effective water management and remediation for basin water depletions caused in the past.

    The grant has been announced by the Trust under "Integrated Water Management Action Initiative" project. The Trust Board announced funding for the project at its meeting on April 5 in Lincoln.

    It is the first year of award with a potential for second and third year funding totaling $3.3 million and another $3.3 million, respectively. The project is one of the 105 projects receiving $18,301,819 in grant awards from the Nebraska Environmental Trust this year. Of these, 66 were new applications and 39 are carry-over projects.

    The Nebraska Legislature created the Nebraska Environmental Trust in 1992. Using revenue from the Nebraska Lottery, the Trust has provided over $289 million in grants to over 2,000 projects across the state. Anyone - citizens, organizations, communities, farmers and businesses - can apply for funding to protect habitat, improve water quality and establish recycling programs in Nebraska. The Nebraska Environmental Trust works to preserve, protect and restore our natural resources for future generations.