The Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) will host the 2019 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Application Guidelines Workshop on April 24, 2019. The workshop is designed to inform and assist eligible applicants who plan to seek CDBG funding during the 2019-2020 cycle. The workshop is open to the public.

Administered by DED on behalf of the State of Nebraska, the federal CDBG program allots funding to help communities provide decent housing, a suitable living environment and expanded economic opportunities. The program’s primary objective is to benefit low- and moderate-income persons.

Eligible CDBG program funding categories include:

  • Downtown Revitalization
  • Economic Development
  • Owner Occupied Rehabilitation
  • Planning
  • Public Works
  • Tourism Development
  • Water/Wastewater

CDBG application guidelines will be available on the DED website as of April 19.

The scheduled workshop is open to anyone; however, only non-entitlement* communities and counties are eligible to apply for funding. The workshop will occur in Lincoln, but will also be streamed live via Webex. See the following scheduling information:

  • April 24, 9:30 a.m.: State Office Building, 301 Centennial Mall South, Lincoln, NE, Lower Level Conference Room A
  • April 24, 9:30 a.m.: Via Webex

To register for the workshop, visit Application guidelines for all CDBG funding categories are available at

For questions about the workshop or the CDBG program, contact DED’s Alison Kumbier, Economic Development Specialist, at or 402-471-3775.

*In Nebraska, DED administers the CDBG program for Nebraska’s non-entitlement communities. Eligible funding applicants (through DED) include Nebraska counties or incorporated municipalities not designated as a CDBG entitlement community. The CDBG entitlement communities of Lincoln, Omaha, Bellevue and Grand Island administer the CDBG program on their own behalf.