The Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) and the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) will be soliciting public comments from April 14-May 14, 2021, regarding the Proposed 2021 Annual Action Plan (AAP).

The stated documents describe how DED and DHHS will use approximately $31.3 million in annual funding pertaining to the following programs:


  • Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
  • HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME)
  • National Housing Trust Fund (HTF)
  • Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG)
  • Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA)
  • Homeless Shelter Assistance Trust Fund (HSATF)
  • Nebraska Affordable Housing Trust Fund (NAHTF)


The documents describe the manner in which program funding will be used for the assistance of low and moderate-income persons; national and state objectives; application schedules; eligible activities; project selection criteria; and plans for minimizing the displacement of persons as a result of funded activities.

DED and DHHS will solicit public comments from April 14 to May 13, 2021, until 5 p.m. CST. Public hearings will be conducted at the following date and times:


May 5, 2021:

  • 9:30 a.m. CST / 8:30 a.m. MT: Website Streaming: Register at
  • 2:30 p.m. CST / 1:30 p.m. MT: Nebraska State Office Building, 301 Centennial Mall South, Lower Level Conference Room C


An electronic copy of the proposed documents is available on the DED website at Copies of the proposed documents will also be available at the in-person public hearing, or can be obtained by contacting Lori Cole, Office Manager, at 800-426-6505 or 402-471-3746, or by emailing

All comments must be received by DED before the close of the comment period. Mail written comments to: Nebraska Department of Economic Development, P.O. Box 94666, Lincoln, NE 68509-4666. Or, email comments to with the subject line “2021 Proposed.” Individuals requiring sensory accommodations, including interpreter services, Braille, large print or recorded materials, should contact Rebecca Schademann (402-471-3172; by April 28, 2021.

Los individuos que no hablan inglés y los individuos con discapacidad podrán solicitor ayuda y servicios necesarios para contactar el Departamento de Desarrollo Economico, P.O. Box 94666, Lincoln, Nebraska 68509-4666, o