Seven Nebraska communities are getting more than $1.4 million in grants to help pay for public works projects.
The Nebraska Department of Economic Development says the grants will help the cities improve their infrastructure. Most of the projects involve upgrades to drainage systems, sewers and sidewalks.
Projects in Dorchester, Osmond and Lindsay will each receive grants of $250,000. Those are the biggest individual grants.
The other cities receiving grants are Cambridge, Duncan, South Sioux City and Walthill. Those grants range from $90,000 to $223,000.
All of the grants require the cities to contribute some additional money to complete the projects.