NEDED Programs

The Nebraska Department of Economic Development programs are found throughout their site. We have gathered them here for your convenience.

Nebraska Small Business Innovation Research Initiative

A grant program available to support applications to the federal Small Business Innovation Research Program. Grant funds are also available to match successful federal Small Business Innovation Research applications.

Nebraska Prototyping Program

A grant program available to individuals and businesses operating in Nebraska to support proof of concept activities.

Nebraska Seed Investment Program

An investment program available to individuals and businesses operating in Nebraska to support commercialization of products or processes.

Nebraska Research and Development Program

A grant program that supports businesses who partner with Nebraska colleges and universities for research and development activities that lead to new or better products, processes, and innovations that, without state assistance, may not occur.

InternNE

A grant program that provides eligible businesses who create eligible internships reimbursent up to 50% of the amount paid to the intern, up to $5,000 per internship. Businesses that hire students receiving Federal Pell Grants may be awarded a grant of up to 75% of the amount paid to the intern and an additional $2,500 per internship.

Angel Investment Tax Credits

The Angel Investment Tax Credit Act provides refundable state income tax credits to qualified investors that invest in qualified early-stage companies.

ICE House Entrepreneurship Program

The Ice House Entrepreneurship program is designed to inspire and engage participants in the fundamental aspects of the entrepreneurial mindset and the limitless opportunities such a mindset can offer. Learners are immersed in entrepreneurial experiences that not only enable them to develop this specific skill set, but adopt a specific way of thinking.