CNEDD Grants Available For 14 Nebraska Counties

Public bodies, non-profit community organizations, and Indian tribes are encouraged to contact Central Nebraska Economic Development District (CNEDD), to learn how they can apply for grant funds to improve community facilities or purchase equipment.

“On September 10, 2019, USDA announced the availability of $150 million for Community Facilities (and Equipment) projects across the U.S. for eligible disaster counties,” says Carla Kimball, CNEDD Disaster Recovery Coordinator. “Even if your county or community sustained little disaster damage, you are still eligible to apply for these funds.”

All 14 counties in the CNEDD region have been federally declared as disaster counties, including: Blaine, Boyd, Brown, Cherry, Custer, Garfield, Greeley, Holt, Keya Paha, Loup, Rock, Sherman, Valley and Wheeler.

There are a wide range of eligible activities that communities can utilize the funds for, and CNEDD is anxious to help bring these funds to benefit our rural Nebraska region. While there are matching fund requirements, CNEDD has a number of counties and communities who would be eligible for anywhere from 35% to 75% in grant funds.

Give CNEDD a call at 402-394-1755, or send an email to, to learn more about these grant funds and to receive a starter packet to apply.