Built in 1884, the old Burt County Bank in Tekamah was crumbling away before a local businesswoman launched a project to restore it as an upscale cocktail lounge, AirBnB and apartments. The structure is pictured before new windows and doors were installed this fall. (Paul Hammel/Nebraska Examiner)
LINCOLN — Applications are being sought for $350,000 in grant funds available for repair and rehabilitation of historic properties in communities of less than 30,000 population.
The Rural Nebraska Historic Preservation grant program, being administered by History Nebraska, is intended for properties listed on the National Register of Historic Places, properties in a National Register-listed historic district, or sites determined to be eligible for listing.
History Nebraska received $350,000 in funding from the National Park Service’s Paul Bruhn Historic Revitalization Grants Program earlier this year to finance the grants.
Grants of between $10,000 and $75,000 are available, which can reimburse 90% of the cost of eligible projects.
The deadline for applications is March 1. More information is available online at https://history.nebraska.gov/historic-preservation/rural-nebraska-historic-preservation-grant/
Our stories may be republished online or in print under Creative Commons license CC BY-NC-ND 4.0. We ask that you edit only for style or to shorten, provide proper attribution and link to our web site.