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:
The organizations and providers must serve children, families or communities consistent with the DHHS mission: to help people live better lives.
The State of Nebraska will be providing transparent reporting on the CARES Act funds and names of recipients will be made public.
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.