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

Trust Awards Bonus Points to North Central Nebraska Projects and

Makes No Changes to Funding Categories

Lincoln, NE –July 15, 2015- In a continuing effort to support natural resource projects across Nebraska, the board of the Nebraska Environmental Trust will award geographic bonus points to 2016 grant applicants in only one of the seven geographical areas across the state. The geographical map of Nebraska showing the seven districts can be seen on the Trust website at: .

Projects based entirely or partially in District 6 (North Central) will be eligible for up to 20 bonus points in the 2016 grant cycle.

By law, the Nebraska Environmental Trust is required to ensure a geographic mix of projects over time. Geographic bonus points allow the Trust board to evaluate which areas are in need of Trust grant funds and provide an incentive to increase applications from deficient areas. District 6 has received $20,328,660 since Trust grants began in 1994.

After discussion, the Trust Board decided not to change or modify the existing funding categories. The current categories are: Habitat, Surface and Groundwater, Waste Management, Air Quality and Soil Management.
Applications for 2016 grants are due by September 8, 2015. To apply, download an application form from the Trust web site,

The Nebraska Legislature created the Nebraska Environmental Trust in 1992. Using the revenue from the Nebraska Lottery, the Trust has provided grants to more than 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.