Central Platte NRD has two cost-share programs to assist cities, villages, and counties with a wide range of conservation recreational opportunities.
Below is a brief description of each urban cost-share program and ranking priorities. Applications will be accepted year-round.
This Program is designed to assist sponsors with the acquisition of land, or land rights, and to establish, develop and improve public recreational areas, including lake dredging. The cost-share rate is 50% of eligible project costs up to a maximum of $40,000. Applications submitted under the Recreation Area Development Program.
This Program is designed to cost-share with sponsors on trails projects that have received approval for funding under the Transportation Enhancement Program administered by the Nebraska Department of Roads or the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. The cost-share rate is 50% of the local share of the costs of the project with a program maximum of $40,000. Applications submitted under the Trails Assistance Program.
$40,000 High Priorities
Native Grass or Prairie Seedings
Lake Dredging (Not applicable if established with CPNRD funding)
Wildlife: Bird Housing, Fish Stocking, Pollinator Habitat
Pond Aerator System
$20,000 Medium Priorities
Drinking Water Fountain
Fishing Pier/Fish Cleaning Station
Natural Environment Signage
Natural Playground: tree logs/stumps, boulders, drainage paths, educational art/music/sound stations
Non-Native Grass Seeding
$10,000 Low Priorities
Bicycle Racks/Exercise-Sports Equipment
Dog Park/Fencing/Pet Waste Station *Not limited to above list.
Your CPNRD Contact: Jesse Mintken, Assistant Manager email@example.com (308) 385-6282
|Fontenelle Forest||Bellevue||Fontenelle Forest Nature Center|
|Scott Lookout||Halsey||Nebraska National Forest|
|Cowboy Recreation and Nature Trail||Norfolk||Nebraska Game and Parks Commission|
|Trooper Trail||Chadron||Nebraska National Forest|
|Meadowlark Trail||Ft. Calhoun||United States Fish and Wildlife Service|