Technical Assistance Toolkit Overview

Program Information

The federal Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) program provides assistance to Nebraska communities recovering from Winter Storm Ulmer (DR-4420). The Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) manages the CDBG-DR Program for the State of Nebraska. 

This Technical Assistance Toolkit is designed to support Applicants, Subrecipients, and Successful Applicants (e.g., developers) with navigating CDBG-DR programs and meeting associated cross-cutting requirements. 

Individual beneficiaries and community members can also use this website to understand how program funds are being used. A general resource regarding basic program information is also available via our main program website here

Priorities for Program Impact

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development requires that all CDBG-DR funds must prioritize spending in HUD-defined Most-Impacted and Distressed (MID) areas and for Low- to Moderate-Income (LMI) populations.

  • 80% of funds must address needs in the HUD-defined MID, which includes Dodge, Douglas, and Sarpy counties.

  • 70% of funds must support LMI populations.

While some funding will be provided to address urgent need outside of the MID, as well as to non-LMI populations, these communities are the main target for resources distributed via the CDBG-DR grant.

How to Use this Technical Assistance Guide

Navigating CDBG-DR Programs

The CDBG-DR Program makes funds available via four main programs. The Technical Assistance Toolkit is designed to support Subrecipients and Successful Applicants apply for, initiate, implement, and close out each program funded through CDBG-DR funds. Each program’s webpage includes the following information: 

  • Program Overview;

  • Applicable Cross-Cutting Requirements;

  • Program Roadmap;

  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs); and

  • Helpful Links and Tools. 

For further details, see each program’s webpage below.

Compliance with Cross-Cutting Requirements

The CDBG-DR program has a series of cross-cutting requirements that are mandatory for DED, Subrecipients, and Successful Applicants to comply with. These requirements must be understood and implemented in order to receive funding. 

This Technical Assistance Toolkit is designed to help navigate those cross-cutting requirements by providing the following information: 

  • Guiding Policies and Procedures;

  • Helpful Links and HUD Resources;

  • Roles and Responsibilities; and

  • Guidance for Implementing Cross-Cutting Requirements.

For further information, see the webpage provided below.

Guidance Documents

Several HUD regulations and requirements, including cross-cutting requirements, are interrelated. Guidance documents are created to assist in understanding these connections and nuances.

TitleFile TypeDate
Documenting Costs: PACs & ADCsPDFDecember 5, 2022

Contact Information

Questions and comments regarding CDBG-DR programs should be directed to the State of Nebraska’s Department of Economic Development (DED) via email at or by calling (800)-426-6505.