COVID-19 Community CARES Grants


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Round 2

On October 19, 2020, Governor Pete Ricketts announced a second round of Community CARES grant programs to help Nebraska's charitable organizations and care providers respond to 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; provide resources for child care providers and religious centers; and fund organizations focused on food and housing security.

Detailed information about the grants is available at the State's Coronavirus Relief Fund website.

Two grant programs – Stabilization Grant for Charitable Organizations & Licensed Providers and Healthy Places Grant for Centers of Worship – open for applications on Wednesday, October 21. The application deadline is Friday, November 13.

Other grant programs are administered directly with certain organizations and providers. See the CRF website for more information.

Grants now available for more charitable organizations, licensed providers and centers of worship.


Round 1

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. These grants have since been awarded and are now closed.

Learn more about the Community CARES Grants, Round 1.