NIFA Announces Rural Workforce Housing Match Program Awards


The Nebraska Investment Finance Authority (NIFA) has awarded Rural Workforce Housing Match (RWH Match) Program funds to applicants that have also received an award of Rural Workforce Housing Funds from the Department of Economic Development (“DED”). NIFA’s RWH Match program was established within the Nebraska Opportunity Fund (“NOF”) for purposes of promoting, developing, implementing and financing rural workforce housing by providing match funds to applicants making applications to the Rural Workforce Housing Fund (“RWHF”) administered by the Department of Economic Development (“DED”). Below are the details for the 2021 recipients:

Aurora Housing Development Corporation$250,000
Cozad Development Corporation$200,000
Cuming County Economic Development, Inc.$200,000
Gothenburg Improvement Company$200,000
Keith County Housing Development Corporation, Inc.$250,000
McCook Economic Development Corporation$163,745
Pender Community Development, Inc.$250,000
Seward County Chamber & Development Partnership$200,000
Twin Cities Development Association, Inc.$163,745

Funds from the RWH Match are limited to a maximum of $250,000 per recipient and may not exceed (33%) of the total amount of funds proposed to be invested by the recipient. The RWH Match funds must be deployed by the recipient as revolving funds to insure the continual utilization of the funds in support of RWHF initiatives.

RWH Match funds will not be available for DED’s second round of funding for RWHF. For more information about this and other NIFA programs, please visit