The City of Alliance, Neb., is using funding from its ACE (Public Alliance for Community Energy) revenue return to help fund an after-school playground project at the Alliance Recreation Center.
The playground, expected to be installed this summer, will be accessible for all community children and families.
The ACE revenue return program provides funds to its 75 ACE member communities. Through the years, more than $3.2 million has been returned to Nebraska ACE member communities and has been used for a wide range of projects such as park improvements, swimming pool and playground equipment, public transportation, recreational trails and community infrastructure projects.
The ACE Board of Directors approved a $400,000 revenue distribution earlier this year to be allocated among ACE member communities. Alliance received more than $27,000 of that distribution and has received more than $238,000 since ACE formed in 1998.