Macy, Nebraska, Nov 10, 2011 -- USDA Rural Development Nebraska State Director Maxine Moul and staff joined the Nebraska Indian Community College (NICC) in Macy, Nebraska today for a grand opening and dedication ceremony for the new college campus. USDA Rural Development presented the College with a plaque for securing the funding needed for the campus.
“We are pleased to be here today to celebrate with the Nebraska Indian Community College the completion of their new college campus. Through the years, we have been able to assist the College with funding that has helped to build their campus and it is exciting to see the new facility,” said Moul.
“Turning a dream into reality does not always present itself as a smooth road. As with many things, obstacles are often unforeseeable, if it was not for the fortitude, dedication and hard work of our administration, staff, benefactors, and our community we would not have been able to walk in a good way to make this facility a reality. This new facility represents a substantial educational value for our communities and the surrounding areas. We are thrilled to see this progress.” said President Michael Oltrogge, Nebraska Indian Community College.
USDA Rural Development has a long time funding relationship with the College. USDA Rural Development has assisted with $419,861 through its Community Facilities program for the purchase of the land and related purchase costs for the new college campus. The last phase of the college, paving of the parking lot and paved access road to the campus building, was also assisted by Rural Development with $196,400. Leveraged funds for the projects were derived from various sources including Seven Seas, American Indian College Fund, Department of Education Title III and NICC.
USDA Rural Development funding was made possible through the Community Facility program. For more information contact Jolene Kasper at (402) 371-5350 ext. 1003 or Jolene.firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit www.rurdev.usda.gov/ne.