The Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) is accepting applications for the 2022 Rural Workforce Housing Fund (RWHF) program. A Letter of Intent is due by Tuesday, January 24, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. The last day to submit an application is Thursday, March 23, 2023, at 6:00 p.m.

The RWHF was established in 2017 as a source of grants to help rural communities develop quality workforce housing. Following two successful rounds of funding in 2017 and 2020, the Fund has received a third appropriation totaling approximately $29.7 million.

Eligible applicants are Nebraska based 501(c)(3), 501(c)(4), and 501(c)(6) non-profit housing or related service organizations. More details about this funding opportunity are found in the 2022 RWHF Application Guidelines at A copy of the guidelines can also be requested by contacting Nick Dropinski, at 402-580-0713 or

The Letters of Intent can be submitted to Applications may be submitted electronically through DED’s Grant Management System, Amplifund, at any time after the application live date and before the due date. The application can be found at: Amplifund RWHF Application. Please refer to the Application Guidelines as well.

Individuals requiring sensory accommodations, including interpreter services, Braille, large print or recorded materials should contact Lori Cole at 402-471-3746 or

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,