New Round of State Grant Money Available October 21-November 13

Date: October 19, 2020

Businesses particularly hard hit by pandemic targeted for assistance

Gov. Pete Ricketts announced October 19 he is making additional grant money from the CARES Act available to Nebraska businesses.

According to a news release from his office, “the Governor gave a status update on the funds utilized so far by the State’s existing grant programs. He then announced that the State will award a second round of grants within the following programs:

  • “Community CARES Grant Program
    • $48.5 million of additional funds will be awarded to assist non-profits and care providers as they respond to needs arising from the coronavirus pandemic.
  • “Business and Livestock Producer Stabilization Grant Program
    • On a first come, first served basis, $25 million will go to fund a new round of grants to eligible businesses and ag producers who have not yet received assistance.

“Additionally, the Governor announced targeted grant programs to support businesses in industries particularly hard-hit due to the pandemic.  These include direct-payment grants for the following categories of business:

  • Restaurants and Bars – $20 million
  • Cosmetic, Massage, and Body Art Services – $22 million
  • Event Centers and Sports Arenas – $20 million
  • Hotels and Convention Centers – $34 million
  • Ethanol Producers – $15 million
  • Zoos – $6.05 million
  • Movie Theaters – $3.2 million”

More about all Coronavirus Relief Fund Programs can be read here.

Click here to apply for the latest round of grants.

Photo courtesy of the governor’s website





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