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County Agricultural Society Grant Program

The Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds provides federal grant relief to county agricultural societies to compensate for lost revenue caused by the pandemic. 

Eligibility Information

What Can the Grants Be Used for? 

Pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 802(c)(1), awards made by the County Agriculture Society Program are in response to the negative economic impacts of the Coronavirus public health emergency and are provided as assistance to nonprofits. This response is an enumerated eligible use for impacted or disproportionately impacted nonprofit entities under 31 CFR § 35.6(b)(3)(ii)(C). This program to directly respond to the harm suffered in a reasonably proportional manner.  The award provides SLFRF grant assistance to eligible county agriculture societies to replace lost revenue and to mitigate other financial hardship resulting from the COVID-19 public health crisis.


Who is Eligible to Apply? 

County agricultural societies established in accordance with the County Agricultural Society Act, Neb. Rev. Stat. § 2-250 to § 2-273, with facilities within a city of the primary class.  A city of the primary class is a city having more than 100,000 and less than 400,000 inhabitants Neb. Rev. Stat. § 15-101.

Important Definitions

City of the Primary Class: All cities having more than 100,000 and less than 400,000 inhabitants shall be known as cities of the primary class (Neb. Rev. Stat. §15-101).

Application Information

County Agricultural Society Grant Program

Application Period:

Open Date – 9/30/2022 1:00 PM CST
Close Date – 10/18/2022 5:00 PM CST

Anticipated Award Date: TBD

Award Amount: Total Award to All Recipients Not to exceed of $5,000,000.

Grant Management Resources

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

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Deisy Coyle

Economic Recovery Program Manager  |  531-500-9577