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SLIB approves two community grant requests

The State Loan and Investment Board (SLIB) approved two Business Ready Community (BRC) grant requests during its April 9 quarterly meeting at 8 a.m. held via Zoom meeting. 

Board meeting materials are available for review here.



Business Council staff review each application, conduct site visits, or conference calls in the case of planning grants, and make presentations to a board subcommittee before making final recommendations to the full board.  

About the Program: The Wyoming Business Council administers the BRC grant and loan program, which provides financing for publicly owned infrastructure that serves the needs of businesses and promotes economic development within Wyoming communities.  

The Business Council board is required by statute to forward BRC grant and loan recommendations to the SLIB for final approval. The SLIB is comprised of the five statewide elected officials: the governor, secretary of state, state auditor, state treasurer and state superintendent of public instruction.

Community Readiness

  • The Town of Sinclair requests a $1,915,000 grant to restore the Historic Sinclair Theatre for use by Sinclair and the surrounding communities.  (SLIB did not approve funding.)

Community Enhancement

  • Niobrara County requests a $268,084 grant to upgrade and enhance the aging Niobrara County Fairgrounds Main Building. The facility serves as the region’s hub for educational programming, major social functions and an emergency shelter and evacuation site. (SLIB recommended funding as requested.)
  • The Town of Evansville requests a $35,000 grant to hire a planning consultant to develop a Comprehensive Community Plan to guide the town’s preparation of a balanced economic and community development strategy.  (SLIB recommended funding as requested.)
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