USDA’s Rural Development is dedicated to improving the quality of life and economy in rural America through homeownership, multi-family housing, water and waste water programs, community facilities, and business and industry, including energy efficiency and value added producer grants.
The Nebraska Community Foundation (NCF) is heralded as a national model for its innovative work in community development philanthropy and for its groundbreaking work in using the intergenerational transfer of wealth to craft community endowment-building goals. NCF empowers community leadership, builds nonprofit capacity and links charitable giving to the creation of greater economic opportunity and prosperity.
The Nebraska MEP is part of the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) program. MEP was created in 1988 with the intent of enhancing the productivity and technological performance of U.S. manufacturers.