Nebraska will be getting $644,000 from the federal stimulus package for deferred maintenance projects at recreation sites in the state.
The office of U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Tuesday announced awards to Nebraska and 35 other states. More than 100 projects were funded at a total of nearly $95 million.
The USDA has been authorized to spend $1.15 billion nationally for forest projects on federal, state and private land.
In Nebraska, the money will be used to repair and update sites on the grasslands and in the state's national forest land.
The projects will bring the facilities up to current standards and improve accessibility. And new drinking water wells will be installed in some areas.