Scottsbluff, Nebraska, Oct 28, 2011 -- Community Action Partnership of Western Nebraska (CAPWN) was recognized with a plaque today in Scottsbluff, Nebraska by Nebraska State Director Maxine Moul and staff of USDA Rural Development. CAPWN was selected to receive $29,351 in a housing preservation grant. The funds will be used for health and safety related improvements to very-low and low income family homes.
“It is a great pleasure to be here today to highlight the funding that USDA Rural Development provided to CAPWN,” said Moul. “The dollars will help those who are in need of home improvements and bring a greater quality of residences.”
“Through the much-appreciated grant funding received from the USDA, a total renovation to a number of homes in Cheyenne, Deuel, Garden, and Kimball Counties may be achieved by coordinating the Housing Preservation Grant (HPG) program with CAPWN programs previously awarded through the Nebraska Department of Economic Development and Nebraska Energy Office. Homes will be able to be upgraded to meet code requirements, improving neighborhoods, and providing a safer and healthier environment for residents,” said CAPWN Director of Housing Mike Minzey.
Last year, CAPWN received Community Facility funds, a portion of which were used to make upgrades to their main campus where the housing preservation and weatherization programs are available. The funds were from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. CAPWN serves low-income, disadvantaged and other individuals unable to meet their needs through other sources.
CAPWN is a non-profit organization serving Western Nebraska whose goal is to strengthen individuals, families and communities by helping people help themselves and each other. CAPWN has six main departments: Child Development, Health, Youth, Housing, Asset Building Choices and Family and Community Programs. Funding for CAPWN comes from a number of federal, state, and local grants and contributions from organizations, businesses and individuals.
The Housing Preservation Grant (HPG) program provides recipient organizations (grantees) with the funding to develop a program to help repair individual housing, rental properties, or co-ops owned and/or occupied by very low and low-income households. Applicants compete nationally for funding through an annual Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA).