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.

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

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.

CARES Round 1 Stabilization and Healthy Places grantees are beneficiaries, so must maintain documentation about how the funds were used and ensure access to records and receipts, in case an auditor requests to see them. All expenditures should meet federal regulations, as described at 2 CFR 200.

Response & Recovery grantees are subrecipients of federal funding, so standard federal grant rules and regulations apply. View detailed compliance requirements.