March 19, 2020 (LINCOLN, NEB.) – The Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) and the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) will be soliciting public comments from March 23-April 21 regarding the following four documents: Proposed 2020 -2024 Consolidated Plan; 2020 Annual Action Plan (AAP); Analysis to Impediments to Fair Housing Choice; and Citizen Participation Plan.

The stated documents describe how DED and DHHS will use approximately $32.6 million in annual funding pertaining to the following programs:

  • Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
  • HOME Investment Partnership Program (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 as related to low-and moderate-income persons assistance; 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 March 23 to April 21, 2020, until 5 p.m. CT. Public hearings will be conducted on:

April 14, 2020

Starting March 20, an electronic copy of the proposed documents will be available on the DED website at Copies of the proposed documents will also be available at the libraries listed below, and at the stated public hearing locations. Copies can also be requested by contacting Lori Cole, Office Manager, at 800-426-6505 or 402-471-3746, or by emailing

Printed copies of the proposed documents will be available for review at the following locations:

  • Alliance Public Library, 1750 Sweetwater Ave., Alliance, NE
  • Auburn Memorial Library, 1810 Courthouse Ave., Auburn NE
  • Bennett Martin Public Library, 136 S. 14th St., Lincoln, NE
  • Central City Public Library, 1604 15th Ave., Central City, NE
  • Chadron Public Library, 507 Bordeaux St., Chadron, NE
  • Garfield County Library, 217 G St., Burwell, NE
  • Goodall City Library, 203 W. A St., Ogallala, NE
  • Jensen Memorial Library, 443 N. Kearney Ave., Minden, NE
  • Lexington Public Library, 907 N. Washington St., Lexington, NE
  • Lied Scottsbluff Public Library, 1809 3rd Ave., Scottsbluff, NE
  • McCook Public Library, 802 Norris Ave., McCook, NE
  • Sidney Public Library, 1112 12th Ave., Sidney, NE
  • Thomas County Library, 501 Main St., Thedford, NE
  • Valentine Public Library, 324 N. Main St., Valentine, NE
  • Wayne Public Library, 410 Pearl St. Suite A, Wayne, NE
  • Dale Clark Library, 215 S. 15th St., Omaha, NE


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 “2020 Proposed.” Individuals requiring sensory accommodations, including interpreter services, Braille, large print, or recorded materials, should contact Rebecca Schademann (402-471-3172; by April 10, 2020.


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 ded.publiccomment@nebraska.g