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 nonprofit, without direct access to property tax revenues. Studies less than $10,000 require an application fee of $250 and studies $10,000 or more require an application fee of $500.

  • NIFA anticipates having up to $90,000 in funds available annually.  
  • The maximum grant award is $20,000 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 a 24-month period following acceptance by grantee of a NIFA letter agreement.
Program Eligibility

Your agency/organization may be eligible for the Housing Study Grant program if they are:

  • Nonprofit 501(c)3 entity; OR
  • Local Housing Authority; OR
  • Local or Regional Planning commission; AND
  • Can provide match funds of 50% for a housing study and 70% for a housing study that is part of a comprehensive plan; AND
  • Can complete the study within 24 months of award

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Learn More About the Program

Fiscal Year 2022 Application Deadline:

Deadline Round 1 – Friday, September 24th, 2021
Deadline Round 2 – Friday, January 7th, 2022

View Evaluation Criteria

Apply Today!

Contact the Community Engagement Department at 
Email: outreach@nifa.org
Phone number: 402.434.3900

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