NEDED Business Initiatives

The Nebraska Dept of Economic Development offers many grant programs. These grants are designed to remove barriers in starting, retaining, and expanding businesses in Nebraska. Whether it involves specialized training for your employees or providing funding for site and product development, the Department of Economic Development can help. Learn more here. 

Innovation and Entrepreneurial

Nebraska Innovation Fund Prototype Grants

Competitive matching grant that provides financial assistance to Nebraska businesses for product development.

Nebraska Seed Investment Program

Investments in Nebraska businesses for the commercialization of a product or process.

Microenterprise Assistance Program

Support the transfer of Nebraska-based technology and innovation in rural and urban areas of Nebraska…

Small Business Innovation Research / Small Business Tech Transfer (SBIR/STTR) Grant Program

Matching grant that provides financial assistance to Nebraska businesses that are applying to or have received a Federal SBIR or STTR.

Nebraska Academic Research and Development Grant

Competitive grant for R&D activities done in conjunction with a Nebraska college or university.

State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI)

Created to strengthen state programs that support private financing to small businesses.