The Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) is accepting community nominations for the 2024 Showcase Community Award. The winner will be announced during National Community Development Week (April 1-5, 2024).

The Showcase Community Award recognizes communities that have demonstrated an exceptional ability to identify community development goals and strategies; combine local, state, and federal resources to achieve those goals; and accomplish major projects with positive impacts in the community. Communities are recognized for their achievements completed within the past five years with major emphasis on the community’s ability to access and effectively harness funds from the Community Development Block Grant program, the HOME investment Partnership program, and others.

The nominations are due on Friday, March 1, 2024.

Nominations should follow the provided format to ensure all components are addressed. Please complete the online nomination form found here:

More information on the award and nomination process see the following informational document: