Financial Assistance


Community Development Assistance Act

Encourages financial support by businesses to community betterment organizations in their efforts to implement community service and development projects in chronic economically distressed areas.

Community Development Block Grants

Provides Nebraskans with safe, affordable and accessible housing and infrastructure; quality jobs and investment through financing new and expanding businesses.

Economic Development Certified Community

Certified communities are identified and documented as ready for economic development opportunities.

Foundation Resource Directory

A guide to Grants for Nebraska Children, Youth, Families, and Communities.

Local Option Municipal Economic Development Act

Authorizes incorporated cities and villages to collect and appropriate local tax dollars (sales and/or property tax) if approved by the local voters, for economic development purposes.

Nebraska Department of Economic Development

The lead economic development agency for Nebraska emphasizing growing and diversifying the state’s economic base, and bringing new dollars into the state.

Tax Incentives - The Nebraska Advantage Package

Comprehensive economic development incentives that meet the needs of your expanding or relocating business.


Business Innovation Act

Provides funding to help businesses develop new technologies that lead to quality job opportunities across the state.

Center for Rural Affairs

Call on REAP when you are thinking of starting a small business or if you already operate a small business in Nebraska.

Small Business Administration

Provide a number of financial assistance programs for small businesses that have been specifically designed to meet key financing needs, including debt financing, surety bonds, and equity financing.