Grand Island Area Clean Community System announced today that it will receive $158,900 from the Nebraska Environmental Trust for the “Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility” project. The Trust Board announced funding for the project at its meeting on April 7, 2016 in Lincoln, This is the first year of award with a potential for 2nd and 3rd year funding totaling $160,700 and $163,900 respectively. Clean Community System will also receive $55,000 from the trust to finalize the third year of funding from its grant application back in 2014. These projects are two of the 118 projects receiving $18,799,900 in grant awards from the Nebraska Environmental Trust this year. Of these, 69 were new applications and 49 are carry-over projects.
The Nebraska Legislature created Nebraska Environmental Trust in 1992. Using revenue from the Nebraska Lottery, the Trust has provided over $250 million in grants to more than 1,900 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.