Nebraska receives $3 million for climate-smart infrastructure
"These funds will help local communities better prepare for extreme weather, combat climate change, and give back to their communities at large."
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – The Acting Nebraska State Director for USDA Rural Development Kim Martini announced on Tuesday that $3 million worth of department funds will be awarded to the state.
“These funds will help local communities better prepare for extreme weather, combat climate change, and give back to their communities at large,” said Martini.
USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack announced on Monday that the department will invest more than $633 million in rural America to reduce the impacts of climate change on rural communities.
USDA’s funding will help rural communities in all 50 states, including Guam, Puerto Rico and the Northern Mariana Islands.
USDA awarded Nebraska organizations and individuals with grants or loans ranging from approximately $3,000 to $1.7 million. State businesses awarded grants by USDA include Sapp Brothers Petroleum and M & A Schutte Farms, Inc.
“There is no question that rural America is feeling the impact of climate change, and our need investments that will strengthen our resilience,” said Vilsack.