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HOME-American Rescue Plan (HOME-ARP)

Congress appropriated $5 billion in American Rescue Plan funds to be administered through the HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) to address the need for homelessness assistance and supportive services.  The State of Nebraska was allocated $14 million for the Balance of State. The HOME-American Rescue Plan or “HOME-ARP” was created to perform four activities that must primarily benefit qualifying populations. The funding is available through September 2030.

Eligibility Information

Who is eligible to apply for HOME-ARP funds?

Eligible applicants include community-based non-profit 501(c)(3), 501(c)(4), section 905 (subordinate organization of a 501(c) organization) or for-profit organizations with the provision of decent housing that is affordable to low and moderate-income persons among the purposes of the organization.

HOME-ARP qualifying populations:

  1. Homeless, as defined 24 CFR 91.5 Homeless (1), (2), or (3), excluding (4)
  2. At risk of homelessness, as defined 24 CFR 91.5 At risk of homelessness
  3. Fleeing, or attempting to flee domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, or human trafficking, as defined by 24 CFR 5.2003 except human trafficking definition from Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000
  4. Part of other populations where providing supportive services or assistance would prevent a family’s homelessness or would serve those with greatest risk of housing instability.

Eligible activities include:

  1. Development of affordable rental housing
  2. Nonprofit operating assistance
  3. Nonprofit capacity building assistance

Funds awards awarded for the development of affordable rental housing must primarily benefit all four of the HOME-ARP qualifying populations and projects need to be located outside Omaha and Lincoln city limits.

Allocation Plan

In November 2023, Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) received approval of the HOME-ARP Allocation Plan from the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The plan describes how DED assessed the needs for the qualifying population through data collection, consulting with service providers and evaluating the current resources available within the boundaries of its jurisdiction. Pursuant to the HOME-ARP Allocation Plan, the funding will be used for the development of affordable rental housing. Nonprofits are eligible to apply for operating and capacity building assistance.

Application Information

HOME - American Rescue Plan (HOME-ARP)

Application Period: February 14, 2024 to May 14, 2024

Grant Management Resources

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

Program Resources

Application Guidelines & Grant Administration

TitleFile TypeDate
01: HOME-ARP Application GuidelinesPDFFebruary 13, 2024
02: HOME-ARP Program GuidelinesPDFFebruary 13, 2024
DED Rehabilitation StandardsPDFFebruary 13, 2024
Letter of Intent TemplatePDFFebruary 13, 2024

HOME-ARP Exhibits


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Kimberly Jasa Harris

HOME-ARP Manager