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Douglas County CARES Not-for-Profit Assistance Program

Support for Douglas County Not-for-Profit Organizations.

Nonprofits are at the front lines, supporting those directly diagnosed with COVID-19 and those impacted by the economic impacts of this health crisis. The Douglas County CARES Act Fund is available to support nonprofits organizations operating in Douglas County that are experiencing increased need due to the COVID-19 public health emergency.

$20 million in CARES Act funding is available, with $10 million allocated for not-for-profit organizations in Douglas County.

The funding for this program comes from $166 million in federal Coronavirus Relief Funds awarded to Douglas County as part of the federal CARES Act. Douglas County has contracted with the Omaha Community Foundation to assist in developing and administering this grant program on behalf of the county, consistent with federal and state requirements.

  • The grant application will be available September 3, 2020 and must be submitted via the Omaha Community Foundation grant portal.
  • The Omaha Community Foundation will support organizations through the application process. Our staff is here to help with questions and in-depth technical assistance.
  • Application deadline: Wednesday, September 23, 2020. Awards will be announced via email in October, with checks distributed in October.

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Applicants must be 501(c)(3) charitable organizations located in Douglas County; and, consistent with the CARES Act, must demonstrate that they incurred or will incur necessary expenditures due to the COVID-19 public health emergency between March 1 and December 30, 2020.


Two training webinars have been scheduled to support your application process. We’ll cover everything you need to know and provide time for your questions.

REQUIRED to complete the grant application:
  • Obtain your registration and get your DUNS Number – the full SAM registration typically takes two weeks, but you should receive a DUNS Number (which is needed for the application) within two days.
  • Gather financial statements for your organization’s most recently completed fiscal year
  • Gather information about expenses related to COVID-19 from March 1 – August 31, 2020
  • Gather estimates for anticipated COVID-19 related expenses for September 1-December 30, 2020
  • Sign up for our E-Newsletter and follow us on social media to receive a notification when the application goes live, get training webinar links, and other details as they emerge.


Questions? We’re here to help.
Katrina Adams

Program Manager
(402) 884-0450

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