NBDC Business Resiliency Resources
The following curated resources have been reviewed by our consultants to assure that they may be helpful to you during this difficult time.
NBDC experienced business consultants are ready to provide one-on-one, confidential consulting during this situation via email, phone, or videoconferencing.
What can NBDC help with?
- Help small businesses rethink their operations so they can try to adapt to the current environment
- Conduct a cash flow analysis and advise owners on how to preserve cash during this crisis
- Provide assistance with disaster loan applications
To request services, please visit our staff directory to contact a consultant or call 402.554.NBDC (6232) and leave a message.
Restaurant In-Room Dining Reopening Guidelines
Spanish version: Guía de Reapertura de Restaurantes Tipo Comedor
Temporary Child Care Programs FAQ
Barbers and Salons
Body Art (Branding, Body Piercing, Permanent Color Technology and Tattooing)
Nebraska Dental Association Recommended Office Re-opening Protocols
Guidelines for the Conduct of Faith-Based Services Including Weddings and Funerals Held in Houses of Worship
NBDC webinar Doing Business Again Series helps business owners navigate reopening.
NBDC offers video resources to help Nebraska businesses through the recovery process.
The State of Nebraska, the Nebraska Chamber of Commerce, the University of Nebraska and several local project partners came together to develop and share the Nebraska Business Response Survey to understand the impact coronavirus (COVID-19) is having on the revenue and workforce of organizations across the state and find the best ways to support our business and nonprofit community during this crisis.
Nebraska SBDC offers consumers actions they can take to support local small businesses.Supporting Small Businesses
State of Nebraska Resources
Governor Pete Ricketts website. Small business owners will find the latest news, declarations and restrictions regarding COVID-19 and the impact on the state of Nebraska.
The Department of Economic Development is partnering with Governor Ricketts to inform and assist businesses during Nebraska’s ongoing response to COVID-19. The links listed below provide an overview of these efforts from our agency, as well as the Departments of Labor, Insurance and Health and Human Services.
This will be beneficial as a resource for employers to assist employees that have reduced hours and are losing compensation due to the impact on the business from the Coronavirus. This also has links to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) as well.
This platform provides small businesses with access to a consolidation of COVID-19 related information and resources from multiple federal agencies.
The CARES Act has established several funding programs to support small businesses and other eligible organizations during the Coronavirus outbreak. Visit the U.S. Small Business Administration website to learn more about these programs:
The IRS has established a special section focused on steps to help taxpayers, businesses and others affected by the Coronavirus.
For small businesses that are federal grant recipients and applicants performing essential research and services necessary to carry out the emergency response related to COVID-19 and are experiencing a loss of operational capacity and increased costs due to the COVID-19, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued M-20-11 "Administrative Relief for Recipients and Applicants of Federal Financial Assistance Directly impacted by the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)", that will provide short term relief for associated administrative, financial management and audit requirements.
Doing Business with FEMA
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is looking for businesses that are interested in selling or donating medical and/or non-medical supplies that will help in the fight against COVID-19. For more information, visit our Government Contracting Resources Page.
General Services Administration (GSA) – COVID-19 Sources Sought for PPE
The General Services Administration (GSA) is looking for a variety of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in response to the COVID-19 Crisis. If you have the ability to produce any of the items found on this list, please respond to the Request for Information (RFI).
RFI for PPE for COVID-19:
The Department of Defense is looking for businesses to respond to a request for information (RFI) for personal protective equipment (PPE). If your business has the capacity to manufacture PPE, you are highly encouraged to submit a response to the RFI. NOTE: the DoD is still accepting submittals on this RFI, even though it says "Inactive" on beta.SAM.gov
Resources for Manufacturers During the COVID-19 Crisis:
The Foundation for Manufacturing Excellence has put together a survey and list of national resources for small and medium manufacturers to help with operations and workforce needs during this time. At the local level, the State of Nebraska and the Nebraska Manufacturing Extension Partnership is conducting a survey to find smaller manufacturers that have the capability to provide medical equipment to hospitals and medical providers. Fill out the form here to register your business and list the products you can produce on short deadlines.
Other ResourcesThe Nebraska Chamber of Commerce and Industry has developed the following concise guides on the SBA loan programs (EIDL and PPP) and the Nebraska Unemployment Insurance programs. These guides are useful in evaluating the usefulness of these programs for your business.
SBA Loan Programs
Nebraska Unemployment Insurance
Be Safe Nebraska Pledge
Take the Be Safe Nebraska pledge to receive a Be Safe Nebraska commitment certification, social media kit, pledge printout, and have your company name added to a public website listing all Nebraska organizations who have committed to keeping Nebraska safe.
The Nebraska Child Care Provider Relief Fund will award emergency funds to Nebraska licensed family and center-based child care programs that are open and currently serving families in areas of the state that have partnering relationships with NCFF or NECC initiatives. Funds, based on availability, will be awarded in the amount of $1,000 (one thousand dollars) per applicant.
In Omaha, the Blackstone District Business Association is developing a fund for employees of their members. “All Business Association Member Employees in the service industry can apply for up to $1000 of assistance every 30 days during this time as long as we can.”
The Sarpy chamber is developing a new fund in partnership with Midlands Community Foundation. “The fund is designed to complement the work of local public health, nonprofit, and government entities, and to expand local capacity to support individuals and families experiencing hardship because of the outbreak and related closures and disruptions.”
The Kearney Area Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Kearney Area Community Foundation, has set up a Kearney Area Employee Emergency Relief Fund to help those in our community suffering loss and hardship from the
COVID-19 outbreak. To show your support for the KAEER (pronounced Care) Fund, click on the link below or go to www.kearneycoc.org/covid19 and click the “Donate” button.
Derek Rusher, President & CEO of the Kearney Area Chamber of Commerce, said “100% of donations will be used to provide emergency cash to people who have experienced hardship.” Kearney area employees that would like to apply for a grant can select from the links below and fill out the online form. Approved applicants are eligible for up to $500 every 30 days.