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

    General Terms - Service Contracts

    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 and Grant Grievance/Protest Procedures
      This policy sets forth the process for an entity to protest any Nebraska DHHS subaward (i.e. federal grant) or state funds grant awarded through a Request for Applications (RFA) issued by DHHS.​

    American Rescue Plan Act - DHHS Programs (LB1014)

    This document summarizes goals and initial planning for programs assigned to DHHS and included in Neb. Rev. Stat. 84-901.03, signed by Governor Ricketts on April 13, 2022. This bill appropriated funds allocated to the State of Nebraska from the Federal Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund pursuant to the federal American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. The Guidance Document is current as of June 13, 2022.

    Additional information on Rescue Plan programs - including any related notices of funding availability - will be published here as available. 

    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. 
    • 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.
    • Interpreta​tion and Translation Bid Opportunities Board
      If you are not currently in the Interpreter and Translator Contractor, please complete the application process described below.
      Interpreters and translators who would like to submit an application to join the Contractor Pool can view the Request for Qualifications at
    • 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.  

    iServe Nebraska

    The State of Nebraska seeks to prequalify a pool of contractors able to provide Agile application or platform development and deployment agile application development services to implement the iServe Nebraska, and/or legacy modernization services to incrementally enhance the existing benefits eligibility and enrollment system (N-FOCUS) functionality, to deliver a modern and improved user experience. Opening date: January 5, 2021, continuous thereafter.


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    Medicaid & Long-Term Care

    Children & Family Services Funds

      • Intent to Award​


    • ​SNAP Employment and Training
      The State of Nebraska, Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Children and Family Services (“DHHS") SNAP Next Step 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. Application Due Date: Continuous

    Public Health Funds​