DED and DHHS Announce Notice of Public Hearing, Public Comment Period for Proposed 2023 Action Plan

The Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) and the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) will be soliciting public comments from March 22 – April 20, 2023, regarding the Proposed 2023 Annual Action Plan (AAP).

This document describes how DED and DHHS will use approximately $34 million in annual funding pertaining to the following programs: 

  • Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
  • HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME)
  • National Housing Trust Fund (HTF)
  • Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG)
  • Housing Opportunities for Persons with Aids (HOPWA)
  • Homeless Shelter Assistance Trust Fund (HSATF)
  • Nebraska Affordable Housing Trust Fund (NAHTF)

The documents describe the manner in which program funding will be used for the assistance of low- and moderate-income persons and to meet national and state objectives. The documents also cover application schedules, eligible activities, project selection criteria, and plans for minimizing the displacement of persons as a result of funded activities.

DED and DHHS will solicit public comments from March 22 to April 20, 2023, until 5 p.m. CST. A public hearing will be conducted at the following date and time:

Thursday, April 13, 2023:

  • In-Person: 
    Nebraska Department of Economic Development
    Hearing Room, Lower Level, Room 031
    245 Fallbrook Blvd Lincoln, NE 68521

An electronic copy of the proposed document is available on the DED website at https://opportunity.nebraska.gov/reports. Copies of the proposed document will also be available at the in-person public hearing, or can be obtained by contacting Lori Cole, Office Manager, at 800-426-6505 or 402-471-3746, or by emailing lori.a.cole@nebraska.gov.

All comments must be received by DED before the close of the comment period. Mail written comments to: Nebraska Department of Economic Development, 245 Fallbrook Blvd, Suite 002, Lincoln, NE 68509-4666. Or, email comments to ded.publiccomment@nebraska.gov with the subject line “2023 AAP Proposed.” 

Individuals requiring sensory accommodations, including interpreter services, Braille, large print or recorded materials, should contact Nicole Bartels (402-314-5852; ded.publiccomment@nebraska.gov) by April 6, 2023.

Los individuos que no hablan inglés y los individuos con discapacidad podrán solicitor ayuda y servicios necesarios para contactar el Departamento de Desarrollo Economico, P.O. Box 94666, Lincoln, Nebraska 68509-4666, or ded.publiccomment@nebraska.gov.