The Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) will host a series of webinars to review application guidelines for the 2022 program year of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. This year the Department will be distributing CDBG funds through a competitive application process through seven funding opportunities. These opportunities include Downtown Revitalization, Economic Development, Youth Job Training, Planning, Public Works-Infrastructure, Public Works-Facilities, and Tourism Development. This year the Department will host three webinars regarding the following topics: 1) funding opportunities, deadlines and criteria, 2) application exhibits, and 3) the navigation of submitting applications within DED’s grant management system, AmpliFund.

The webinars, which are free and open to the public, are intended to inform and assist applicants who plan to seek CDBG funding during the July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023 program year. Visit the DED website for information on grant eligibility, requirements and more: Application guidelines for all funding opportunities will be available in early June.

DED administers federal CDBG funding on behalf of the State of Nebraska to counties and incorporated municipalities within the non-entitlement areas throughout the state; this includes all communities with the exception of Omaha, Lincoln, Bellevue and Grand Island. These four entitlement communities receive funding directly from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The CDBG program is designed to help communities provide decent housing, a suitable living environment and expanded economic opportunities, with the primary goal of benefitting low- and moderate-income persons.

To register, visit the event pages in the table below. For questions, contact Gina Doose, Economic Development Consultant, at or 402-310-9772.

2022-23 Program Year CDBG Application Webinars

June 13, 20222:30pm – 4:30pm (CST);1:30pm – 3:30pm (MST)CDBG Funding Opportunities, Deadlines, and Criteria
June 14, 20222:30pm – 4:30pm (CST);1:30pm – 3:30pm (MST)CDBG Application Exhibits
June 15, 20222:30pm – 4:30pm (CST);1:30pm – 3:30pm (MST)AmpliFund Application Walkthrough