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


Press Release: Nebraska Environmental Trust Invites Comments on 2016 Grant Applications


Lincoln, NE –September 15, 2015– The Nebraska Environmental Trust entered the 2016 grant cycle on September 8, 2015 receiving 127 new applications and 49 carry-over projects requesting a total of $58,038,630 in grants. Last year the Trust received 122 new applications and 57 carry-over projects. The Trust has completed 22 grant cycles and will announce the results of the 23rd round of award recommendations in February 2016.

As part of the grant application process, the Trust invites members of the public to review the proposed grants and provide written comments about the projects. A summary of each proposal will be available soon on the Trust’s web site Comments on the grant applications will be accepted until April 5, 2016 at the Nebraska Environmental Trust, 700 S 16th Street, PO Box 94913, Lincoln, NE 68509-4913 or via e-mail to

The Nebraska Legislature created the Nebraska Environmental Trust in 1992. Using revenue from the Nebraska Lottery, the Trust has provided over $233 million in grants to more than 1,700 projects across the state. Anyone – citizens, organizations, communities, farmers and businesses – can apply for funding to protect habitat, improve water quality and establish recycling programs in Nebraska. 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.