Stabilization Grant for Charitable Organizations and Licensed Providers


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Program Description

Charitable organizations and care providers across the state have been struggling in the wake of COVID-19. The Community CARES Stabilization Grant offers organizations working capital of at least $12,000 to help them cover operating expenses related to COVID-19 impacts. This will enable charities and eligible providers to continue serving Nebraska's children, families and communities.


Nebraska-based charitable organizations, tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and certain providers of social services or health services that have sustained a loss of income/revenue and/or an increase of expenses since March 13, 2020, are eligible to apply.

Specifically, the following providers are eligible:

  1. Nebraska-based charitable organizations, tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code
  2. State of Nebraska-licensed health facility or services provider included in the categories below, with an active license issued by the Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services: 
    1. Adult Day Services
    2. Assisted-Living Facilities
    3. Centers for the Developmentally Disabled
    4. Child Placing Agencies
    5. Children's Day Health Services
    6. Health Clinics
    7. Hospice Services
    8. Intermediate Care Facilities for Persons with Developmental Disabilities
    9. Mental Health Substance Abuse Treatment Centers
    10. Residential Child-Caring Agencies
    11. Rural Health Clinics
    12. Respite Care Services
  3. Community-Based Developmental Disability Agency, certified by the Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services.

The organizations and providers must serve children, families or communities consistent with the DHHS mission: to help people live better lives.

Ineligible organizations:

  • Units of local government and tribal governments
  • Hospitals
  • Child care providers
  • Federally Qualified Health Centers
  • Regional Behavioral Health Centers

The State of Nebraska will be providing transparent reporting on the CARES Act funds and names of recipients will be made public.

How can the grant be used?

Charitable organizations and providers can use the Community CARES Stabilization Grant as working capital to pay for operational expenses, with the purpose of helping sustain operations and continue to serve Nebraskans.