LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ Officials are looking to expand a Lincoln facility that serves Native Americans.

The Lincoln Journal Star reports ( ) that Lincoln Indian Center officials want to build a new $12 million, 46,000-square foot facility and renovate their current headquarters. If it moves forward, the new building would be built west of the current center.

The new center would include a gymnasium, cultural center and administrative offices.

Indian Center executive director Clyde Tyndall says employees have outgrown the current facility, built in 1980. The old building would be used for nonprofits that may want to lease space.

Tyndall says officials will apply for a $3 million federal tax credit to help pay with the project. They also hope they hope to secure a $3 million bank loan and $6 million in grants.


Information from: Lincoln Journal Star,