The purpose of the microenterprise assistance program is to encourage and support the transfer of Nebraska-based technology and innovation in rural and urban areas of Nebraska in order to create high-growth, high technology businesses and to enhance creation of wealth and quality jobs. Eligible applicants include Internal Revenue Service (IRS) designated 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations located within the State of Nebraska. Such applicants must demonstrate statewide coverage of services to all areas of the State.
Micro-lending Application Cycle 1: Applications must be submitted to the Department no later than 5:00 PM on December 2, 2019. Up to $500,000 will be awarded in Cycle 1.
Micro-lending Application Cycle 2: Applications must be submitted to the Department no later than 5:00 PM on December 1, 2020. Up to $1,000,000 (less Cycle 1 award amount) will be awarded in Cycle 2.
Microenterprise Technical Assistance applications must be received by the Department no later than 5:00 PM on December 2, 2019.
For more information on the Microenterprise Assistance Program:
Business Innovation Consultant