Representatives from Congressman Adrian Smith's office will be at the Ravenna Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Corporation office on September 26, 2023 from 1pm to 2pm. Light refreshments will be provided. For more information, please contact the Chamber at (308)452-3344.
The purpose of the grant is to prepare and respond to a pandemic. Expanding capacity of the Ravenna Senior Center's food service program, as well as air quality, were the qualifiers and priorities for this project.
Work to be performed includes rehabilitating the building's foundation (before and during construction pictures are included to showcase the progress and difference), installation of an industrial grade air purifier, and replacement of flooring on the main level.
The Ravenna Economic Development Corporation prepared the grant application on behalf of the City of Ravenna. Because the Ravenna Senior Center building is owned by the City of Ravenna, this grant addresses a need that would become problematic later down the line and saves the city a significant amount of money as well as prepares the senior center in the event of a future pandemic. It will also make the building safer through eliminating carpet, improving air quality, and ensuring future structural integrity.