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Nebraska’s DED To Administer COVID-19 Relief Grants

May 31, 2020 | ,

(KVHT) – Nebraska’s economic recovery is looking forward to a bit of a boost thanks to new grant opportunities announced by Governor Pete Ricketts. Ricketts revealed last week that the state Department of Economic Development will co-administer four new state grant programs to help support the state’s economy hit hard by the Coronavirus pandemic. Some $392 million in federal CARES act COVID-19 Relief funding will be doled out to provide assistance to Nebraska individuals, families, and businesses. The grants are designed to help fill the gaps of those who have been economically impacted by COVID-19 and will address four critical areas of need. Financial support for small businesses and for livestock producers; Workforce training and retraining for un- and underemployed Nebraskans; Enhanced rural broadband access; and, Gallup-based leadership training to promote positive outcomes for impacted businesses.

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