The Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) is now accepting second round applications for the 2022 Rural Workforce Housing Fund (RWHF) program year. A Letter of Intent will be due by October 19, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. CT. The last day to submit an application will be Thursday, December 7, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. CT.

2022 RWHF awards from the first application round were announced May 11, 2023. A total of $22,805,000 was awarded to 27 organizations of the approximately $29,555,112 available. The Department is initiating a second application round for the 2022 program year cycle for the remaining amount of approximately $6,750,112.

Eligible applicants are Nebraska based 501(c)(3), 501(c)(4), and 501(c)(6) non-profit housing or related service organizations. More details about this funding opportunity are found in the 2022 RWHF Application Guidelines – Round Two at A copy of the guidelines can also be requested by contacting Nick Dropinski at 402-580-0713 or

The Letters of Intent must be submitted to Applications shall be submitted electronically through DED’s Grant Management System, AmpliFund, at any time after the application live date and before the due date. The application can be found here: AmpliFund RWHF Application. Please refer to the Application Guidelines as well.

Individuals requiring sensory accommodations, including interpreter services, Braille, large print or recorded materials should contact Lori Cole at 402-471-3746 or                                                                                                                                                                                

Los individuos no hablan Inglés y los individuos con discapacidad podrán solicitar las ayudas y servicios auxiliares necesarios para la participación de contacto con el Departamento de Desarrollo Económico PO Box 94666, Lincoln, Nebraska 68509-4666,