This page includes information about grants, loans, bid opportunities and funding that is available from DHHS. This is not an all-inclusive list.
Most competitive bid opportunities are published by the State Purchasing Bureau, however some may be listed here.
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On May 27, 2020, Governor Pete Ricketts announced the Community CARES grant program to help Nebraska's charitable organizations and care providers respond to and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. The grants are being funded by the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. They are designed to aid Nebraska charitable organizations and licensed providers by providing working capital; provide community programming for COVID-19 response and recovery; and provide key supplies for child care and religious centers.
DHHS is committed to prioritizing available funds for underserved communities, including areas of high poverty, communities of color, and populations disproportionately impacted by COVID-19.
Please read the program descriptions below for detailed information on three Community CARES grants and how to apply. An organization may apply for multiple grants if they meet eligibility criteria.
LEARN MORE - The Application Period is now CLOSED.
DHHS is planning to enter into a contract with Heidi Gubanyi for grant writing assistance-related services. The consultant is Heidi Gubanyi, who is an employee of the University of Nebraska Medical Center. View the draft contract. Once executed, the contract will be available for public viewing on the Nebraska State Contracts Database, available at: https://statecontracts.nebraska.gov.
The State of Nebraska, Department of Health and Human Services, Nebraska Council on Developmental Disabilities has released Requests for Applications for projects that address their five-year state plan goals. See the full RFAs and application requirements under the Grant Seekers tab at www.ddsuite.org. The Council uses DD Suite for all applications and required reporting. You must create an account in DD Suite to apply. Applications are due by October 30, 2020. Contact Council staff at email@example.com with questions.
Elevating the Role of the Direct Support Professional Project will document the critical service that DSPs provide to individuals, especially during and after the COVID-19 pandemic, through interviews with DSPs, individuals, families/guardians, and provider agency management. Stories will be recorded as a video/story. This project will be used to influence policies to increase DSP wages and as a tool to recruit and retain dedicated direct support professionals.
Technology Training and Outreach This two-fold demonstration project will provide education and training to people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD), care providers, and Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) on the many positive uses of technology. For people with IDD, the project will result in decreased feelings of loneliness, anxiety, and isolation; increased social capital and interaction with peers, family members, and the community; and new skills learned through apps specific to activities to keep their minds sharp, exercise programs, increasing independence, etc. For service providers, the project will demonstrate how technology can be used by DSPs to provide supports in new ways, assist with ISPs, and teach life and employment skills to be or become more independent.