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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 2023-2024 Microenterprise Lending Program


Application Period: Open Cycle

FY 2023-2024 Microenterprise Technical Assistance Program


Application Period: Open Cycle

Micro-Lending Program – Up to $1,477,000* awarded annually (in Fall) for next calendar year to provide business micro lending in distressed areas

Micro-Technical Assistance Program – Up to $1,477,000* per year awarded in bi-annual contract (two-year agreement) to provide technical assistance in rural and urban distressed areas of Nebraska

*Program budget subject to change per legislative approval

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:

Brad Kulwicki

Small Business Assistance Consultant