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Community Development Block Grant – Coronavirus Response (CDBG-CV)

In response to COVID-19, Congress appropriated additional funds, via the CARES Act to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in the amount of $5 Billion to be allocated in three rounds of funding.  These funds must be used for HUD CDBG eligible activities and meet one of the HUD national objectives of either benefit to low- and moderate-income persons, addressing slum and blight, or urgent need. Nebraska received a total of $14,130,912. The Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) administers this allocation, the funding was made available within three funding opportunities:  1) Emergency Payments; 2) Emergent Threat; and 3) Economic Development.  All funding is to be used directly related to the prevention, preparation, and response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the State of Nebraska except for the areas designated as CDBG Entitlement Communities (Omaha, Lincoln, Bellevue, Grand Island).

Funding Opportunities

Funding Opportunity: Emergency Payments

DED partnered with the University of Nebraska – Lincoln’s All Doors Lead Home program and area non-profits to provide mortgage relief to eligible homeowners. Eligible homeowners can receive (up to) six consecutive months of mortgage payment assistance. These payments are paid directly to the lender.  $5.5 million dollars has been made available.

Eligibility

  • Individuals must reside in Nebraska except for the areas identified as CDBG Entitlement Communities (Omaha, Lincoln, Bellevue, Grand Island).
  • Financial impact related to COVID-19.
  • Have an unpaid mortgage that began on or after March 1, 2020
  • Has not received other federal, state, or local assistance for the same debt
  • Be within 80% AMI limits (determination made at application)

Applications

Apply on-line:  go.unl.edu/BOSHousingAssistance

Application Questions, Contact:

Resources

Questions, Contact DED Representative:

Funding Opportunity: Emergent Threat

DED made funding available to local unit of governments to provide funding directed towards building resiliency towards, recovering from, and responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic. This funding can be used to renovate and rehabilitate existing community facilities to serve their communities more effectively, as well as provide support to direct services, like food banks. Often local unit of governments partner with non-profit organizations on applications.

Amount Made Available: $5,454,452.16

Applications

On-line Pre-Applications:   AmpliFund Application

Questions, Contact DED Representative:

Funding Opportunity: Economic Development

DED made funding available for communities and counties to assist business which expands the economic base and which create quality jobs principally benefitting low-to moderate income people.  These funds directly relate to prevention, preparation, and response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Amount Allocated: 1,201,000.00

Applications:  No longer accepting applications.

Questions, Contact DED Representative:

Have questions about CDBG-CV?

Steve Charleston

Community Development Division Director

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