Cherry County, Nebraska – 3rd Congressional District
Niobrara Valley Vineyards is a family-run business this expansion project will increase the economic and tourism capacity of local entrepreneurs. Expansion is to include new tasting room and event center for larger scale groups. CDBG funds will provide Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessibility specifically to construct approximately 2,000 ft of walking paths, four resting seats, one camping site, one set of bathrooms, and handicap parking.
There are over 5,000 people a year who currently traffic this area and will be benefited. This project is targeting populations who use mobility devices such as walkers or strollers and disabled individuals. The project, which will benefit Cherry County’s economy through increased tourism opportunities and will provide workforce opportunities for low- to moderate-income persons and the creation of two new jobs.
To date, funds have been distributed and construction has begun.
CDBG – $385,039 CDBG funds
Private funds – $351,050
Total – $736,089