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Nebraska Center for Rural Affairs Loan and Business Development Programs

Center for Rural Affairs
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis

The Center for Rural Affairs is a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) that provides loans, training, technical assistance, and other development services for small businesses in rural Nebraska communities.

Products and services include:

  • Small business loans for:
    • New business start-up
    • Working capital
    • Equipment
    • Inventory
    • Real estate
    • Business recovery
    • Business growth
    • Returning borrower credit needs
  • Small business training including:
    • Emergency preparedness
    • Marketing
    • Business planning
    • Social media
    • Industry specific training
    • Access to online and on-demand training programs
  • Individualized business coaching in both English and Spanish
  • Home ownership loans for purchase and/or emergency repairs to support sustainable, affordable rural housing

Eligibility varies by product and service.

Eligible recipients of program services may include healthcare providers, healthcare and social determinants of health related businesses, nonprofit human services providers, public agencies, and tribal communities.
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Loan products range between $1,000 - $250,000.

Training and business coaching may be provided free of charge or fee-based.

Home loans range between $5,000 - $100,000.

Application process

Links to additional information and application materials by program/product are available on the program website.

Small businesses are encouraged to contact the appropriate Small business lending staff member(s) prior to submitting an application.

Individuals seeking training can search the upcoming events page and filter by keyword, issue, or category (such as environment, farm, food, rural health, small business, and small towns).

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For complete information about funding programs, including your application status, please contact funders directly. Summaries are provided for your convenience only. RHIhub does not take part in application processes or monitor application status.