Four New COVID-19 Relief Grants

These four new grants are designed to provide assistance to individuals, families and businesses who have been economically impacted by COVID-19.

May 27, 2020, Governor Pete Ricketts announced the Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) will co-administer four new State grant programs — utilizing $392 million in federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act COVID-19 Relief funding — to help support Nebraska’s economic recovery. 

The grants are designed to provide assistance to individuals, families and businesses that have been economically impacted by COVID-19, and will fill gaps by addressing four critical areas of need: 
-Financial support (i.e., support for operating costs) for small businesses and for livestock producers.
-Workforce training and retraining for un and underemployed Nebraskans.
-Enhanced rural broadband access.
-Gallup-based leadership training to promote positive outcomes for impacted businesses. 

Click here to learn about these grant programs in detail. 

NOTE: grant applications will be accepted starting on the following dates:

6/3: Workforce Retraining
6/8: Stabilization Grants for small businesses
6/15: Stabilization Grants for livestock producers
6/22: Gallup Business Leadership Training and Remote Access (Rural Broadband) grants