Rural Workforce Housing Match Program

The Nebraska Investment Finance Authority (NIFA) Board of Directors has authorized the establishment of the Rural Workforce Housing Match Program (“Match Program”) 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”). 

The Board authorized the allocation of up to $5 million to the Match Program to assist RWHF applicants with a portion of their required financial matching funds. $2,892,510 was awarded to 12 recipients in 2018.  The remaining  $2,107,490 is available for eligible applicants that have not received a previous award of Match Program funds and who will also be applying to DED for the RWHF. 

The application deadline is January 4, 2021. 

Please see the guidelines and application for more information:

2020 Rural Workforce Housing Match Program Guidelines

2020 Rural Workforce Housing Match Program Application