LINCOLN, Neb. (KCAU/AP) – On Monday at 10:00 a.m., Gov. Pete Ricketts held a press conference to give updates on state-created grant programs.
The grant programs have been used to help Nebraska during the pandemic, and the governor was joined by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) CEO Dannette R. Smith, DHHS Director of Behavioral Health Sheri Dawson, and Chloe Zabel.
Nebraska will reopen a series of federally funded grant programs to help small businesses and nonprofits that are struggling due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Nebraska still has $160 million available from the $1 billion it received under the federal CARES Act. The state will accept applications for assistance from 10 a.m. Wednesday until Nov. 13 on a first-come, first-served basis.
The newest round of grants will include aid targeted specifically to some of the state’s hardest-hit businesses, including restaurants, bars, movie theaters, tattoo parlors, zoos, event centers, and ethanol plants that lost business because of reduced travel and gasoline usage.
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Watch the press conference above.