Nebraska awards $5 million grant to the Lancaster County Agricultural Society

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – The State of Nebraska awarded $5 million to the Lancaster County Agricultural Society to help COVID-19 recovery efforts.

The funds came from the American Rescue Plan Act.

The County Agricultural Society Program was adopted during the 2022 legislative session to offset the negative economic impacts of the pandemic.

It authorized funding for agricultural societies with facilities in cities with 100,000 to 400,000 residents as a direct response to lost revenue from the pandemic.

The Lancaster County Agricultural Society is the sole recipient of the 2022 award.  The society manages the Lancaster Event Center and the Lancaster County Super Fair.

It has not yet said what will be done with the grant.

Go online for more information on other economic recovery programs in Nebraska.

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