U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), a member of the Senate Commerce Committee, released the following statement after the United States Department of Commerce announced a $1.9 million grant for stormwater infrastructure improvements in Valentine, Nebraska:

“Valentine was severely impacted by last year’s severe weather, disrupting the local economy. These stormwater infrastructure improvements will protect Valentine’s businesses against the risks of future storms.”

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This funding provided through the United States Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) will create stormwater infrastructure improvements to protect Valentine businesses from flooding. This flooding is focused on the south central portion of the city including: Main, Hall, and Cherry Street.

This project was made possible by planning led by the Central Nebraska Economic Development District in cooperation with the City of Valentine and Valentine Economic Development. The EDA’s grant will be matched with nearly $1.4 million in local investments.