Grants and Contract Opportunities


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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.

Sections on this page
    General Documentation
    Final versions of may be different for specific Grant and Contract opportunities.

    General Terms - Subawards

    Insurance Requirements - Subawards

    Business Associates Agreement - Subawards


    DHHS Grievance/Protest Procedures  

    • DHHS Grievance/Protest Procedures for Vendors
      This policy sets forth the process for a vendor to protest any Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) contract awarded through a Request for Proposal (RFP) or Invitation to Bid (ITB) issued by DHHS. This policy does not apply to DHHS contracts awarded through an RFP or ITB issued by the Department of Administrative Services, or DHHS subawards awarded through a Request for Application. Grievances/protests will only be accepted from any vendor who submitted a timely response to the RFP or ITB associated with the contract.
    • DHHS Subaward Grievance Protest Procedures
      This policy sets forth the process for an entity to protest any Nebraska DHHS subaward (i.e. federal grant) awarded through a Request for Applications (RFA) issued by DHHS 

    Ongoing Opportunities

    • Child Care Grants (Providers)
      Three grants are available to child care providers including the Child Care Grant, Emergency Mini-Grant, and the Quality Improvement Grant.  2019 Natural Disaster Recovery Grants have recently been added.

    • Interpretation and Translation Bid Opportunities Board
      Qualified interpreters and translators in the Contractor Pool can review jobs and submit bids at this page. 

      Interpreters and translators who would like to submit an application to join the Contractor Pool can view the Request for Qualifications at

      A list of previous jobs and award for each job can be found at the following link: Log of Interpretation Jobs.

    • Nebraska Early Childhood Education Endowment Fund
      Grants range from $75,000-$150,000 with a 100% match from the local community. Matching dollars can be existing federal, state, or local dollars, private, or in-kind resources. School districts must partner with at least one other community-based entity to serve at risk children birth to three.

    • Recovery Homes for Substance Abusers
      In 1998 Federal law required states to establish revolving loan funds for Recovery Homes. Nebraska continues to have a loan fund.

    • Social Services Block Grant (SSBG)
      This grant provides services to low-income people. Services are intended to enable individuals to be as self-sufficient as possible.
    • Student Loans (Rural Health)
      The Nebraska Student Loan Program has been in existence since 1979 and awards student loans to medical, physician assistant, dental and graduate-level mental health students attending school in Nebraska.  These students must be Nebraska residents and agree to practice one year in a state-designated shortage area for each year a loan is received.  

    Behavioral Health Funds

    • The Nebraska System of Care (NeSOC) is issuing a Request For Proposal for a Lead Family Contact. The Lead Family Contact works with family run organizations in partnership with System of Care staff in all levels of decision making including the development, implementation, and evaluation of the NeSOC and provides support services for families receiving services through the NeSOC efforts. For more information please visit:  Closed: June 21, 2018 at 2:00PM.

    Children and Family Services Funds

    • SNAP Employment and Training RFA
      The State of Nebraska, Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Children and Family Services (“DHHS") SNAP Employment and Training Program, is issuing this Request for Applications (“RFA") for the purposes of entering into grant agreement(s) (“subaward" or “subawards") and awarding federal funds to an eligible and qualified entity to provide important job training and educational options for low income adults including those on or eligible for SNAP. Closes January 21, 2020.

    Public Health Funds


    • Colposcopy Training and Equipment – Funding Opportunity
      Funds are made available to public health clinics to provide clinical training for staff and/or to purchase colposcopy equipment as a means to ensure seamless access to follow-up procedures with a colposcope after an abnormal Pap test. - Open