| RESOURCES FOR NEBRASKANS: |
Cities, Counties, and Tribes: FEMA’s Public Assistance (PA) grant program provides federal assistance to government organizations and certain private nonprofit (PNP) organizations following a Presidential disaster declaration. Click here for more.
Agriculture: The Department of Agriculture has provided a list of disaster relief resources for farmers and ranchers in Nebraska. Including: USDA’s Farm Service Agency offices located throughout the state The Livestock Indemnity Program and lost machinery programs are also available. The Nebraska Farm Bureau and the Nebraska Cattlemen have also provided a portal for disaster assistance to help members of the ag community that have been affected by this storm. Click here for the Nebraska Farm Bureau assistance page and here for the Nebraska Cattlemen assistance page.
Businesses: As a result of the emergency declaration, Nebraska businesses can now apply for low-interest federal disaster loans. These loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) can help repair the damages to their businesses. The application filing deadline for physical damage is May 20, 2019. More information from the SBA’s fact sheet. Apply for a Disaster Loan Assistance here.
|This list of resources comes from Deb Fischer’s office.|
Join us and learn the basics of rural small business and small farm succession planning. In this webinar, experts will share information and resources on how to effectively plan and sell your small rural business or small farm.
The webinar will take place April
from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., CST. Click here to register.
Free workshops to review the requirements for the 2019 NAHTF Application Guidelines. The workshops will be held on:
- Thursday, March 14, 2019 | 1:30pm – 4:00pm CST | Online via WebEx | Register
- Monday, March 18, 2019 | 1:30pm – 4:00pm CST | La Vista Conference Center, La Vista, NE | Register
- Tuesday, March 26, 2019 | 10:00am – 12:3pm CST | Online via WebEx | Register
If you have any questions please contact:
The Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) and the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is conducting public hearings on the Proposed 2019 Annual Action Plan. The Proposed 2019 Annual Action Plan describes program funding, national and state objectives, application schedules, eligible activities, and selection criteria for projects for the following programs: CDBG, HOME, HTF, ESG, HOPWA, HSATF, and NAHTF.
Public Hearings are scheduled on:
March 13, 2019
- North Platte | 9 a.m. CT | Nebraska Department of Labor, 600 E. Francis, Suite 9, North Platte, NE
- Kearney | 2 p.m. CT | Kearney Public Library, 2020 1st Ave., Kearney, NE
- Scottsbluff | 2 p.m. MT | Lied Scottsbluff Public Library, 1809 3rd Avenue, Scottsbluff, NE
March 27, 2019
- Norfolk | 9:30 a.m. CT | Norfolk Public Library, 309 N 5th St, Norfolk, NE 68701
- Lincoln | 2:30 p.m. CT | Nebraska State Office Building, Lower Level A, 301 Centennial Mall South Lincoln, NE
- Website Streaming | 2:30 p.m. CT/1:30 p.m. MT | Register
The website streaming option is utilizing Webex software, if you are attending the public hearing through this method, please register in advance to receive the access code. Registration is free.
The Webex service may require use of a telephone to have access to the audio portion of the workshop. Upon registering, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions for the workshop and a call in number. This number will incur long distance charges. If you do not want to incur these charges, please select the Call Me option when accessing the workshop. This option will call you directly at the number you enter.
If you have any questions concerning the 2019 Proposed Annual Action Plan Public Hearing, please contact Rebecca Schademann at (402)471-3172, (800) 426-6505 or via email, firstname.lastname@example.org
Governor Ricketts is scheduled to stop in Scottsbluff, NE as part of his State of the State Fly Around. The public is invited and encouraged to attend.
Date: Tuesday, January 15th, 2019
Time: 3:30 pm MST
Location: Western Nebraska Regional Airport, 250023 Airport Terminal St. #10 in Scottsbluff, NE
Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) has finalized economic development activities for 2019. The goal is to assist communities with their economic development goals and strategies and reach as many business prospects, corporate real estate professionals, and site selection consultants while providing a strong message about the business climate and opportunities in Nebraska.
In 2019, NPPD will be exhibiting or attending events targeting:
- food processing,
- data center sectors.
NPPD-served communities are eligible to participate in these activities accompanied by our Economic Development Team. Local participants are responsible for their own travel, lodging, food, and miscellaneous expenses. The NPPD team will coordinate:
- booth logistics
- set up appointments
- arrange hotel accommodations.
If you are interested in attending one or more of these events, please complete the registration form (link provided below).
Please take a few moments and review the activities described below. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Mary Plettner, NPPD Economic Development Manager, at 402-563-5534.
December 3, 2018 (LINCOLN, NEB.) – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts, in accordance with an executive order from President Donald J. Trump, announced that all State buildings will be closed on Wednesday, December 5, in memorial of President George H.W. Bush, who passed away this past Friday. Subsequently, the Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) has rescheduled its public hearing for the Proposed 2019 Nebraska Affordable Housing Trust Fund (NAHTF) Qualified Allocation Plan (QAP), originally scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 5, 2018. The public hearing is rescheduled for Wednesday, December 19, 2018, at 1:30 p.m. (CST) at DED, located at the State Office Building, 301 Centennial Mall South, Lincoln, Nebraska (Fourth Floor).
The public comment period for the 2019 NAHTF QAP is open until January 2, 2019, at 5:00 p.m. (CST). The QAP can be accessed on the Department’s website at http://opportunity.nebraska.gov/grow-your-community/reports-plans/. Copies of the QAP can also be obtained by contacting Pamela Otto at 800-426-6505, 402-471-4388 or email@example.com.
All mailed and emailed written comments must be received by close of business on January 2, 2019, addressed to: Pamela Otto, Housing Coordinator, Nebraska Department of Economic Development, P.O. Box 94666, Lincoln, NE 68509-4666. Comments can be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Individuals requiring sensory accommodations, including interpreter services, Braille, large print or recorded materials should contact Pamela Otto at 402-471-4388.
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 email@example.com.
Reprinted from a News Release from the Department of Economic Development
The Panhandle Innovations and Investment social enterprise fund has awarded a $50,000 grant to Buckboard Therapeutic Riding Academy.
Daniel Bennett, Regional Planner, will be leaving PADD as of Friday, September 14th. Megan Koppenhafer has started and will be the new contact for planning and development at PADD.
The board of directors next meeting will be at noon on Thursday, October 11th at the Cirrus Conference Center located at 1506 1st Avenue in Scottsbluff. Lunch is provided for all attendees, so please RSVP to Joyce at firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to attend.