Sheila Johnson
Public Information Officer, Nebraska Environmental Trust
Phone: (402) 471-5409
Fax: (402) 471-8233

Press Release: Nebraska Environmental Trust Announces 2015 Grants

Lincoln, NE –04/03/2015– At a meeting in Lincoln on April 2, 2015 the board of the Nebraska Environmental Trust announced that 113 projects will receive $19,491,958 in lottery proceeds for natural resource work in Nebraska. Out of these, 56 are newly funded grants and 57 are carry-over projects. This is the 22nd year of grants from the Trust, which has provided over $233 million dollars in lottery revenue to preserve and protect the air, water and land of our state. Some of the projects receiving funding include:

A complete listing of all approved 2015 grants and summaries can be found on the Nebraska Environmental Trust web site at

The Nebraska Legislature created the Nebraska Environmental Trust in 1992. Using the revenue from the Nebraska Lottery, the Trust has provided grants to over 1,700 projects across the state. Anyone can apply – citizens, conservation organizations, communities, businesses and individuals that want to protect Nebraska’s natural habitat, improve water quality and quantity or find ways to manage our waste. The Nebraska Environmental Trust works to preserve, protect and restore our natural resources for future generations.

For more information, you may contact Ms Sheila Johnson at 402-471-1714.