Another round of grants available for Nebraska livestock producers, restaurants and bars

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Last week, a new round of grants was made available to help businesses and individuals in Nebraska cope with the effects of COVID-19.

The application period ends on Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. CT. Applications will only be accepted online.

Act fast. Grants are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. 

The grants use $160 million in funds that were part of the $1 billion in federal funding sent to the state as part of the passage of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security, or CARES, Act.

Restaurants and bars can apply for a second round of $12,000 grants, with those who didn't get a grant in the first round eligible for $24,000 grants. Livestock producers who didn't receive a first-round grant can obtain up to $12,000.

Apply here: coronavirus.nebraska.gov/Home

Livestock Producers Stabilization Program, Round 2

Livestock producers across the state have been adversely affected by manufacturing closures and changing consumer demand due to COVID-19. This has translated into dramatic reductions in revenue, according to nebraska.gov.

This grant allocates working capital to help cover Nebraska livestock producers’ operating expenses, enabling them to return to stability and profitability.

To be eligible, 2/3 of your gross income must come from farming or ranching. Producers must have between one and 10 employees. (If you have more than 10, you can apply to the Small Business Stabilization Program.)

Restaurant and Bars Stabilization Program, Round 2

The food and beverage industry has been one of the hardest hit industries during the pandemic due to enforced operating capacity restrictions. The Restaurant and Bars Stabilization Grant provides working capital to help cover operating expenses, enabling them to return to stability and profitability, according to nebraska.gov.

Restaurants and bars can apply for a second round of $12,000 grants, with those who didn't get a grant in the first round eligible for $24,000 grants.

Small Business Stabilization Program, Round 2

Due to high demand, applications are no longer being accepted for the Small Business Stabilization Program.

Apply and for more information

Other stabilization grants have been made available for charitable organizations and licensed providers, centers for worship, hotels and convention centers, event centers and sports arenas, licensed personal service businesses, and movie theaters. 

Programs administered as direct-solicitation and/or direct-payment programs include: Child Care Stabilization Grant, Housing and Shelter Stabilization Grant, Food Bank Stabilization Grant, Hospital Capacity Stabilization Grant, Ethanol Producers Stabilization Program, and Zoo Stimulus Program.

For more information on these programs and to apply, click here: coronavirus.nebraska.gov/Home