Reminder of Nebraska State and Local Business Grant Programs

Reminder of Nebraska State and Local Business Grant Programs

October 26, 2022

In an effort to keep our clients and local business communities apprised of the ongoing COVID-19 economic recovery programs, we would like to provide a reminder on the following Nebraska state and local-level business grant opportunities.

American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) Grants

In the state of Nebraska, $2 million in ARPA funds has been allocated to the Nebraska Department of Labor (NDOL) for Workforce Development Grants. This grant program provides funding for businesses, non-profits, educational institutions, and other entities to provide eligible employment-related services to unemployed workers, underemployed workers, and other populations who suffered economic harm due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The application deadline for ARPA Workforce Development Grants is June 30, 2023. For more information, including eligibility requirements, please click here

Small Business Utility Grants – City of Lincoln
The City of Lincoln has allocated $1.5 million dollars from the American Rescue Plan to be awarded as small business utility grants. These grants are available to for-profit, independently operated small businesses in Lincoln with 50 or fewer employees that operate in a Qualified Census Tract. Eligible small businesses may apply for up to one year of their average electric and water expenses. Grant awards will be made on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, including eligibility requirements, please click here.
As always, HBE is here to help. If you have any questions on whether these grant programs apply to your specific business situation, please contact your HBE advisor for assistance.

This communication and any applicable contents pertaining to COVID-19 employer relief provisions is based on our professional judgment given the facts provided to us and the COVID-19 employer relief provisions guidance as of the date of the communication. Subsequent developments changing the facts provided to us, or differences in the final guidance and regulations once they are issued, may affect the advice provided. These effects may be material.