Sutherland Awards Economic Development Grants


(Sutherland, Nebraska, June 17, 2024) – The Village of Sutherland Board of Trustees accepted the
recommendations of the Economic Development Program’s Citizens Advisory Review Committee
and approved $45,085 in grant awards from the Property Improvement Program and a $1,000
award from the Digital Marketing grant program.

The awards include $2,835 for residential sidewalk replacement at 1022 Second Street, $10,000 for
tuck pointing at 130 Walnut Street, $10,000 for new windows and doors at 820 First Street, $6,000
for a new front wall at 822 First Street, $10,000 for a new roof, soffit and fascia at 910 First Street,
$6,250 for a new driveway at 130 Park Street and $1,000 for digital marketing for Stolen Vault

According to Economic Development Program Administrator Muriel Clark, the commercial
buildings at 130 Walnut Street and 910 First Street are significantly more than 100 years old, and
those at 820 and 822 First Street will be celebrating their centennial in 1927. “The CARC is pleased
to have these historic buildings occupied by young entrepreneurs. The care they are receiving today
in this public/private partnership will ensure that they will continue to serve Sutherland for another
century.” The award for a new driveway at 130 Park Street assists in the conversion of a derelict
residential building into a commercial location for an expanded Sutherland business.

The Property Improvement Program also assists homeowners to replace or repair the public
sidewalks at their residences. The award at 1022 Second Street will make a continuous safe and
accessible sidewalk on the north side of the 1000 block of Second Street from Spruce to Oak.

The final award, $1,000 for digital marketing for Stolen Vault Records will assist the owner in
making the public aware of the services available at the new location in downtown Sutherland.
Since its inception in January of 2023, the Economic Development Program, funded by the LB840

Local Option Sales Tax approved by the voters in May of 2022 has logged nearly $120,000 in
receipts. The Board of Trustees approved previous grants in September of 2023 totaling $13,000,
bringing the total awards to $59,095.

Guidelines and applications for all of the grant programs can be found on the Village of Sutherland