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Site and Building Development Fund (SBDF)

The Site and Building Development Fund (SBDF) creates favorable conditions for improving the industrial readiness of the state.

It is a four-part legislative program aimed at advancing business innovation and strengthening workforce recruitment efforts in the state.

Eligible Applicants
Projects must be taken on by a committed local development team, including a local economic development corporation. Local governments and Nebraska nonprofits are eligible.

Nonprofit organizations must:

  • Provide IRS verification of 501(c)(3), 501(c)(4), or 501(c)(6) status.
  • Obtain Certificate of Good Standing with the Secretary of State at time of application.

How the Program Works

  1. Initial offer.
  2. Business certification agreement process.
  3. Invitation to apply.
  4. Application process.
  5. Contract process.
  6. Drawdown award and reporting requirements.

We help with business relocation and expansion efforts.

Eligible Activities

  • Land and building acquisition.
  • Building construction or rehabilitation.
  • Site preparation.
  • Infrastructure development and improvements.
  • Engineering and design costs.
  • Technical assistance and planning.
  • Pre-approved costs necessary for the development of industrial-ready sites and buildings.

Important Deadlines

Deadlines depend on funding availability. Work with DED to determine funding.

TitleFile TypeDate
SBDF Authorized Individual FormWordDecember 21, 2021
SBDF Qualified Action Plan 2022-2023PDFDecember 21, 2021
SBDF Qualified Action Plan 2024-2025PDFNovember 29, 2023

Questions about the SBDF application process?

Katie Kamper

Program Manager  |  402-471-3113