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
Products and services include:
- New business start-up
- Working capital
- Real estate
- Business recovery
- Business growth
- Returning borrower credit needs
business training including:
- Emergency preparedness
- Business planning
- Social media
- Industry specific training
- Access to online and on-demand training programs
- Individualized business coaching in both English and
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.
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.
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 prior to submitting an
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).
Agricultural health and safety · American Indian or Alaska Native · Capital funding · Community and economic development · Environmental health · Farmers and farmworkers · Food security and nutrition · Health workforce education and training · Healthcare business and finance · Healthcare facilities · Housing and homelessness · Human services · Networking and collaboration · Planning and strategy methods and resources · Nebraska
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.