The Small Business Stabilization Grant program has been extended until this Friday July 17, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. and is accepting new applicants (previous applicants are expected to be notified of the award status this week).

Here is a press release put out by the Nebraska Department of Economic Development: DED Reopens Small Businesses Stabilization Grant Program with Expanded Eligibility

They anticipate they can award up to 14,000 more grants of $12,000 apiece. Still first come, first served.

They have also opened up the type of businesses that can apply for the grant. Now companies with 1 to 75 employees are eligible “so long as the business withhold income taxes for at least one employee and has suffered employment or revenue losses as a result of COVID-19” The DED said “the new eligibility requirements mean that 1099 contractors and the self-employed who withhold state income taxes for their employees on a Nebraska From 941N are now eligible for funds.”