In Your Community

ACE is not just a natural gas commodity supplier. We are communities working together to enhance the quality of life in Nebraska. Our revenue return program has put nearly $4 million into our communities since 1998. These dollars have been used for a wide range of projects, including:

  • Parks, swimming pools and playground equipment
  • Public transportation
  • Recreational trails
  • Christmas lighting
  • Community infrastructure improvements

Additional community enhancement projects

AINSWORTH

  • Infrastructure improvements
  • Park fountain refurbishment
  • Shades/benches for swimming pool
  • Downtown trash receptacles

ALBION

  • New community swimming pool
  • Community recreational trail system
  • General tax relief
  • Sports complex improvements
  • Downtown holiday light updates

ALLIANCE

  • Equipment for community pool and softball complex
  • Alliance Recreation Center Playground
  • Materials for outdoor classroom as part of the Laing Lake Renovation Project
  • New windows for Senior Center
  • Suicide prevention/awareness training
  • Improvements to the city disc golf course
  • Purchase of holiday decorations for 3rd Street

ANSLEY

  • New awnings and chairs at the community pool
  • Downtown park benches
  • Picnic tables at city park
  • Park improvements
  • Downtown holiday decorations

ARAPAHOE

  • Park enhancements (drinking fountain, sidewalk and sprinkler system)
  • A sound system in the local community center
  • Improvements to the community pool and ball park concession stand

ATKINSON

  • Support for youth programs
  • Improvements to the community pool complex and park
  • Educational signs for the Bluebird Nature Trail in the Mill Race Park
  • Camping site upgrades

BASSETT

  • Community swimming pool slide

BAYARD

  • Parks and swimming pool improvements

BEAVER CITY

  • City park playground equipment
  • Upgrades to historic Log Cabin in city park

BENEDICT

  • General community upkeep/maintenance

BERTRAND

  • Community park shelter
  • Equipment for the community pool

BRIDGEPORT

  • Community Christmas tree
  • Baseball field improvements
  • Park equipment

BROKEN BOW

  • LED lighting for bike path
  • Handi-Van used for public transportation
  • Playground equipment for the park
  • Emergency pagers for the fire department
  • Theatre curtain for city auditorium
  • New backstop for community softball field

BURWELL

  • Scoreboard for ballfield
  • Swimming pool renovation
  • Park restroom projects
  • Cemetery expansion project

CAIRO

  • Playground equipment
  • Pool sun shades

CAMBRIDGE

  • Concession stand
  • Community splash pad in city park

CHADRON

  • Gift card matching program to assist local businesses during COVID-19 pandemic
  • Infrastructure improvements
  • Funding for Community Betterment Grant Program

CHAPPELL

  • New rubber ground cover for the City Park
  • Purchase of more efficient electric and water meters

COZAD

  • 75 trees in city parks
  • Indoor sports/recreation/community facility

CURTIS

  • Theater, pool and parks improvements
  • Announcers booth at rodeo arena
  • Downtown holiday lights
  • Scoreboard for baseball field

DALTON

  • Community Christmas lights

EDGAR

  • Equipment for concession stand

EDISON

  • Funding assistance for new City building

FRANKLIN

  • Public trash receptacles
  • Scoreboard for ballfield

GERING

  • Playground and parks improvements

GIBBON

  • Park improvements

GORDON

  • Replaced playground equipment at Winship Park
  • Skate park
  • Local baseball program
  • Community holiday decorations

GOTHENBURG

  • Computerized kiosk to look up and locate grave sites at municipal cemetery

GURLEY

  • Funding assistance for Gurley Centennial Celebration
  • AED medical device for Gurley Fire and Rescue Unit

HARTINGTON

  • City parks playground equipment

HEMINGFORD

  • Community splash pad to be installed in 2024

HOLDREGE

  • City's general fund

HOLBROOK

  • Park improvements

KIMBALL

  • Park equipment
  • Flags for light poles along Lincoln Highway
  • Pool furniture
  • New banners
  • Gazebo and kiosk at the Kimball Cemetery
  • Gotte Park VeterMilitary memorial

LONG PINE

  • New flooring in parts of The Palace

LOUP CITY

  • Sherman County Senior Center Upgrades
  • Commercial freezer at Community Senior Center

LYMAN

  • New park equipment
  • Funds used for Lyman Days including fireworks display, bed races and other activities. 

MCCOOK

  • Public transit bus
  • Active shooter portable ballistic barrier
  • Norris Park bandshell renovation
  • McCook skate park renovations
  • Norris Alley Gathering Place Project
  • Police body cameras
  • Playground equipment
  • Chamber of Commerce
  • Stage curtains for the auditorium
  • Auditorium feasibility study
  • Rural workforce housing

MINDEN

  • Pitching machine
  • City park equipment

MITCHELL

  • Playground equipment
  • Slide for swimming pool

MORRILL

  • Picnic tables for famer's market area and park
  • Canopy for baby pool

NELIGH

  • Riverside Park Improvements
  • CodeRED program
  • Downtown holiday lights
  • Decorative railing at Antelope County Resource and Tourism Center
  • Playground equipment to earn ADA designation

ORD

  • Anderson Island Picnic Shelter Awning
  • Dock for the local park fishing pond

OSHKOSH

  • City park improvements
  • Support for youth baseball/softball programs
  • Community pool enhancements
  • Offset recycling expenses

OSMOND

  • Parks improvements

OXFORD

  • Parks improvements: Picnic tables, mowers, camper pedestals, canopy and LED lighting for pool

RAVENNA

  • Fish splash pad for swimming pool
  • Library programs and community improvement projects

RED CLOUD

  • Scoreboard
  • Scout Lodge improvements

SARGENT

  • Christmas lights

SIDNEY

  • Pathways and other amenities at Legion Park Pond
  • Stocking the Legion Park Pond with fish
  • Playground equipment
  • Lighting system at Legion Park Softball Complex
  • Improvements to Camp Lookout building

SPALDING

  • Electric Fund
  • Park Equipment, including tire swing, sand box and benches
  • New grass in the park

ST. PAUL

  • Parks Department support

WAUSA

  • Open park shelter
  • Playground equipment
  • Basketball hoops for Wausa Elementary School

WOOD RIVER

  • Park equipment

The Voice of Choice

“ACE has returned more than $74,000 to the City of Neligh through its revenue return program. We’ve always used our ACE funds for community improvement projects such as a county-wide alert system, playground equipment and other park improvements.”
Dale Wilkinson
Neligh, Neb.
Two girls on playground swings
"On top of providing revenue back to our City ACE also offers local groups the opportunity to participate in community clean-up events, which benefits our community and provides funds for local groups."
Tricia Allen
City Clerk, Blue Hill, Neb.
Child playing
"The distribution of ACE funds back to the Gordon community have assisted with a skate park, needed repairs at the community swimming pool and equipment for our police department."
Glen Spaugh
City Manager, Gordon, Neb.
Kids on bikes giving thumbs up
“Our community has used funds from ACE’s revenue return program for many projects, including assisting with umpire fees for the summer ball program, general park improvements, signage for Mill Race Park and Blue Bird Trail, and upgrading the camper sites at Mill Race Park.”
Shelly Wieneke
Deputy Clerk, Atkinson, Neb.
baseball scoreboard