The Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) will open a public comment period regarding its 2018 Annual Action Plan, due to proposed changes in the method of distribution primarily related to the National Housing Trust Fund (HTF).

The 2018 Annual Action Plan describes annual program priorities and strategies, program goals and objectives, and the allocation and method of distribution of programs. The Plan concerns the distribution of approximately $16.8 million in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds, $4.2 million in HOME Investment Partnerships Program funds, $7.8 million in National Housing Trust Funds (HTF), $940,000 in Emergency Solutions Grant Program (ESG) funds, and $480,000 in Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). In addition, approximately $3.6 million in Homeless Shelter Assistance Trust Fund (HSATF) funds and $11.2 million in Nebraska Affordable Housing Trust Fund (NAHTF) resources as referenced.

The proposed substantial amendment to the 2018 Annual Action Plan will be available electronically beginning on October 1, 2018, at Copies can be requested by contacting Lori Cole, Office Manager, at 800-426-6505 or 402-471-3746, or via email at

The public comment period is open October 2, 2018, through October 31, 2018, at 11:59 p.m. Central Time.

Comments will be accepted October 2-31, 2018. All comments must be received by the Department before the close of the public comment period. Mail written comments to: Rebecca Schademann, Nebraska Department of Economic Development, P.O. Box 94666, Lincoln, NE 68509-4666, or email: Individuals requiring sensory accommodations, including interpreter services, Braille, large print, or recorded materials, should contact Rebecca Schademann.

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, o