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Microenterprise Assistance Program

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 the 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.

FY 2022-2023 Microenterprise Lending Program


Application Period: Open Cycle

Micro-lending Application Cycle 1:  Up to $500,000 will be awarded in Cycle 1.

Micro-lending Application Cycle 2:  Up to $1,000,000 (less Cycle 1 award amount) will be awarded in Cycle 2.

Program Resources

Current Contracted Providers:

Grant Management Resources

This page will provide technical assistance on using AmpliFund to apply for and manage grants awarded by DED.

For more information on the Microenterprise Assistance Program:

Nisha Avey

Business Innovation Consultant