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Economic Recovery Initiatives

The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) is a federal law that was passed to provide direct relief to Americans, contain the COVID-19 virus, and rescue the economy.

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Grant Management Resources

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

Nebraska International Event Sponsorship Fund

Sponsorship grants for international competitions hosted in Nebraska.

Nuclear Plant Siting Feasibility Study Program

A feasibility study to assess siting options for advanced nuclear reactors and existing electric generation facilities.

Rural Workforce Housing Land Development Program

Grants supporting the state’s ability to grow the rural housing stock.

Shovel-Ready Capital Recovery & Investment Act

Assistance with non-profit organization capital projects that have been delayed due to COVID-19.

Nebraska Meat Processing Wastewater Pretreatment and Runoff Control Program

Support wastewater pretreatment and runoff control for meat processing plant site development.

Pandemic Relief Housing Program

Supply grants to nonprofits that develop affordable housing, including housing for refugees and other such immigrants.

Building Mental Health Care and Education Capacity Program

Capital construction grants to build Nebraska’s mental health care and education capacity.

NIFA LIHTC Pandemic Relief Program

Affordable housing units eligible for federal four and nine percent low-income tax credit programs.

Nebraska Refugee Job Training and Placement Program

Supply job training and placement grants to nonprofits for refugee employment and employability services.

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Nebraska Capital Projects Fund

Funding for the creation of multi-purpose community facilities and broadband infrastructure projects.

Middle Income Workforce Housing Investment Fund (MWHF)

Matching grants to invest in older urban neighborhoods and majority-minority communities.

Economic Recovery Act

Funding under the federal American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

Qualified Census Tract Recovery Grant Program

Projects in qualifying census tracts (QCT).

EDA Tourism Grant

Funding under the federal American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

Guidance Documents

DocumentFile TypeEffective DateShort DescriptionLink
Building Mental Health Care and Education Capacity ProgramPDF06/14/2022Application and Program Guidelines for the Building Mental Health Care and Education Capacity Programopportunity.nebraska.gov/legislation/#1014-5
Nebraska International Event Sponsorship FundPDF06/14/2022Application and Program Guidelines for the Nebraska International Event Sponsorship Fundopportunity.nebraska.gov/legislation/#1014-9
Nebraska Meat Processing Wastewater Pretreatment and Runoff Control ProgramPDF06/14/2022Application and Program Guidelines for the Nebraska Meat Processing Wastewater Pretreatment and Runoff Control Programopportunity.nebraska.gov/legislation/#1014-8
Nebraska Refugee Job Training and Placement ProgramPDF06/14/2022Application and Program Guidelines for the Nebraska Refugee Job Training and Placement Programopportunity.nebraska.gov/legislation/#1014-4
NIFA LIHTC Pandemic Relief ProgramPDF06/14/2022Application and Program Guidelines for the NIFA LIHTC Pandemic Relief Programopportunity.nebraska.gov/legislation/#1014-3
Nuclear Plant Siting Feasibility Study ProgramPDF06/14/2022Application and Program Guidelines for the Nuclear Plant Siting Feasibility Study Programopportunity.nebraska.gov/legislation/#1014-6
Pandemic Relief Housing ProgramPDF06/14/2022Application and Program Guidelines for the Pandemic Relief Housing Programopportunity.nebraska.gov/legislation/#1014-2
Rural Workforce Housing Land Development ProgramPDF06/14/2022Application and Program Guidelines for the Rural Workforce Housing Land Development Programopportunity.nebraska.gov/legislation/#1014-1
Shovel-Ready Capital Recovery and Investment ActPDF06/13/2022Application and Program Guidelines for the Shovel-Ready Capital Recovery and Investment Actopportunity.nebraska.gov/programs/business/shovel-ready-grants/