JANUARY 25, 2017 (LINCOLN, NEB.)— The Proposed 2017 Annual Action Plan AAP) public comment period begins tomorrow and includes a public hearing site; and live video streaming from cell phones or desktop computers.

A copy of the Proposed AAP is currently available on our website at:

Additional information is noted below. If you have questions during the public hearing please email Abigail Anderson at We will be checking emails throughout the video conference in order to answer any questions you may have while watching the broadcast from your cell phones or computers.

The AAP includes information on the distribution of approximately $10 million in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds, $3 million in HOME Investment Partnerships Program funds, $3 million in National Housing Trust Funds (HTF), $941,814 in Emergency Solutions Grant Program (ESG) funds, and $370,412 in Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) which is authorized under the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended. In addition, approximately $3 million in Homeless Shelter Assistance Trust Fund (HSATF) funds, and $9 million in Nebraska Affordable Housing Trust Fund (NAHTF) resources will be distributed.

The Proposed Annual Action Plan describes national and state objectives, application schedules, eligible activities, and selection criteria for projects. Copies of the Proposed 2017 Annual Action Plan will be available at the videoconferences during the dates noted below, on the DED website at: on or after January 25, 2017, or can be requested by calling Abigail Anderson, Community Development Coordinator, at (800) 426-6505 or (402) 471-3775, or by emailing her at

The public comment period is January 25, 2017 through February 24, 2017, at 11:59 pm Central Time.

The interactive videoconferences will be held as follows:

January 25, 2017, 10:00 am-12:00 pm, Central Time

Nebraska Education Telecommunications (NET), Main Board Room, 1800 N 33rd Street, Lincoln, NE

February 3, 2017, 1:00 am-3:00 pm, Central Time

Nebraska Education Telecommunications (NET), Main Board Room, 1800 N 33rd Street, Lincoln, NE
Chadron State College, 10th & Main, Chadron, NE
North Platte, Vocational Rehabilitation Services, 200 S. Silber
Kearney, Vocational Rehabilitation Services, 315 W. 60th St.
Norfolk, Vocational Rehabilitation Services, 1212 West Benjamin Ave.
Scottsbluff, Vocational Rehabilitation Services, 505A Broadway

Additional information about videoconferences:

If participants are viewing from their computer or mobile device the following links for both dates of 1-25-17 and 2-3-17, please note the below information:

For mobile devices

For desktop computer

Participant viewers with desktop computers should have a recent updated version of flash player on their computer. If the viewers do not have this installed, please contact your information servicing department or technical support.

If participants need technical assistance during the stream video conference, please contact the NVCN Help Desk telephone 402-471-4130, or at

If participants have questions about the content of the stream video conference for both dates please contact

Mail written comments by February 24, 2017, 11:59 pm CT to: Abigail Anderson, Nebraska Department of Economic Development, P.O. Box 94666, Lincoln, NE 68509-4666, or email: Comments will be accepted beginning January 25, 2017. Individuals requiring sensory accommodations, including interpreter services, Braille, large print, or recorded materials should contact Abigail Anderson.

Los individuos no hablan Inglés y los individuos con discapacidad podrán solicitar las ayudas y servicios auxiliares necesarios para la participación de contacto con el Departamento de Desarrollo Económico PO Box 94666, Lincoln, Nebraska 68509-4666, o