April 13, 2021

Gov. Ricketts Provides Coronavirus Update and Highlights New Military Friendly Initiatives

  This morning, Governor Pete Ricketts held a press conference to provide an update on the State’s coronavirus response.  He announced that the State will soon issue revised Directed Health Measures (DHMs).  The updated DHMs will change the quarantine requirements for individuals who’ve recently received a positive antibody test.  Felicia […]
April 13, 2021

DED and DHHS Announce Notice of Public Hearings, Public Comment Period

The Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) and the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) will be soliciting public comments from April 14-May 14, 2021, regarding the Proposed 2021 Annual Action Plan (AAP). The stated documents describe how DED and DHHS will use approximately $31.3 million in annual funding […]
April 9, 2021
Fremont City Auditorium

CCCFF Grant Helps Communities Achieve Economic Development Goals

In Fremont, a CCCFF grant of $1.25 million recently helped locals tackle a project that will serve and help grow the community for decades to come. Built in 1937, Fremont’s City Auditorium has hosted events ranging from high school dances and graduations to pancake feeds and polka parties. But until recently, the aging building had seen better days, and was in need of major repairs and upgrades. Now, thanks to dedicated citizens and support from a 2019 CCCFF construction grant, the Auditorium’s recent renovation — which celebrated its official grand re-opening this week — has restored the historic local icon to its former glory and beyond.
April 8, 2021
Fair Housing Month - FHM Angels Share, Blair Tech

Fair Housing in Action: Angels Share, Inc.

Why do we celebrate Fair Housing Month? In part because of people like Ed Shada and his not-for-profit, Angels Share Inc. Shada, a native of Omaha, is on a mission to end homelessness. Along the way, he wants to help people find steady jobs in the Nebraska workforce, where their talents are needed and sought after.