Housing Study Grant Program

The Housing Study Grant Program is used to stimulate ideas for comprehensive development plans encompassing housing, community, and economic development opportunities in Nebraska.

Eligible applicants include any housing or economic development entity, profit or non-profit, without direct access to property tax revenues.

Funding Amount:

NIFA anticipates having up to $200,000 in funds available annually.  

  • The maximum grant award is $60,000 per project. There is no minimum.
  • Applicant will be required to provide a minimum of 50% of the total project study cost in cash matching funds and 70% for a study completed as part of a comprehensive plan.
  • Project studies are expected to be completed within an 24-month period following acceptance by grantee of a NIFA letter agreement.

Fiscal Year 2021 Application Deadlines:

  • Round 1: July 17, 2020
  • Round 2: October 23, 2020
  • Round 3: March 19, 2021

Other considerations

NIFA reserves the right to modify or withdraw the housing study grant program and may exercise such right at any time and without notice and without liability to any applicant or other parties for their expenses incurred in the preparation of a proposal or otherwise.

NIFA reserves the right to reject any applications that do not correspond with NIFA's current housing priorities as identified by the NIFA Board.