The Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) has reopened applications for the 2023 cycle of the Hall of Fame Museum Grant Program due to technical issues during the first application cycle. The last day to submit applications is Friday, September 22, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. CT.

The Hall of Fame Museum Grant Program was created through Legislative Bill (LB) 531 in 2023, with the intent of aiding economic recovery and resilience in North and South Omaha.

The Hall of Fame Museum Grant Program application has been reopened to entities that will create a museum named in honor of a person inducted into the Nebraska Hall of Fame. In addition, to be eligible for the Hall of Fame Museum Grant Program, an applicant organization must be named in the coordination plan or appendices of the Economic Recovery Special Committee of the Legislature, dated January 10, 2023. The plan and appendices can be found here:

Eligible applicants must have title to the land for the proposed museum’s location, and the land must be located in one or more qualified census tracts within the City of Omaha’s boundaries.

A qualified census tract (QCT) is defined in 26 U.S.C. 42(d)(5)(B)(ii)(I), as such section existed on January 1, 2022. A map of QCTs can be found here:

Through this grant, DED will reimburse eligible costs that are incurred in accordance with the Program Manual. Grants may be awarded for up to $20 million, which is the total amount allocated by the Legislature. DED reserves the right to partially fund any request.

Applications shall be submitted electronically through AmpliFund, DED’s grant management system, at any time before the application due date. Links to the application, program requirements, application guidelines, and more information about this program can be found on the program webpage at    

For additional information on the Hall of Fame Museum Grant Program, contact Program Manager Assetina Kataka at or 402-840-0440.