Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $530,748 grant to the city of Nebraska City, Nebraska, to improve roadway infrastructure and protect businesses operating in a key industrial corridor from the impact of severe weather. The EDA grant will be matched with $132,687 in local investment.
“The Trump Administration is working diligently to help communities impacted by natural disasters, such as the 2019 flooding in Nebraska City, to recover and build back stronger,” said Dana Gartzke, Performing the Delegated Duties of the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development. “EDA’s investment will allow for improved access to regional businesses for fire and rescue services, safe roadways for the workforce to reach major regional employers, and quick recovery for businesses in the event of future floods.”
This project is funded by the Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Act of 2019 (Pub. L. 116-20) (PDF), which provided EDA with $600 million in additional Economic Adjustment Assistance (EAA) Program (PDF) Program funds for disaster relief and recovery for areas affected by Hurricanes Florence, Michael, and Lane, Typhoons Yutu and Mangkhut, wildfires, volcanic eruptions, and other major natural disasters occurring in calendar year 2018, and tornadoes and floods occurring in calendar year 2019, under the Robert T. Stafford Act. Please visit EDA’s Disaster Supplemental webpage for more information.
About the U.S. Economic Development Administration (www.eda.gov)
The mission of the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) is to lead the federal economic development agenda by promoting competitiveness and preparing the nation’s regions for growth and success in the worldwide economy. An agency within the U.S. Department of Commerce, EDA makes investments in economically distressed communities in order to create jobs for U.S. workers, promote American innovation, and accelerate long-term sustainable economic growth.