After partnering with 22 residential demolitions in Burt County, the $75,000 received from the Donald E. Nielsen Fund that funded the grant was nearly gone. Because of the success of the program, Burt County Economic Development Corporation decided to fund an additional $25,000. Each grant recipient can apply for up to 1/2 of the cost for the demolition of a house within the city limits of any of the five communities. The goal of the program is to provide an incentive for homeowners or cities/villages to remove unsafe homes, making way for new homes. At the same time, improving the community can be contagious. Removing eyesores can invigorate entire neighborhoods. If you would like to apply, go to the funding/finance section of the website. Applications can be found under Burt County Demolition Fund. Or you can contact the BCEDC office if you have any questions. Skip to content