A Chamber of Commerce promotes economic development and business activity, either at the federal, state, or local level in Washington County, Nebraska. The U.S. Department of Commerce provides government grants to Washington County local Chambers of Commerce as well as grants through multiple bureaus. It also provides market development awards for non-profit industries, including trade associations. Local Chambers of Commerce may also help member businesses secure Small Business Administration grants, business development grants, and economic development funding. Chambers of Commerce provide information about government grant programs on their websites.
Blair Area Chamber of Commerce Blair NE 1646 Washington Street 68008 402-533-4455
A Housing Authority provides low-income rental housing, rental assistance programs, and other housing assistance for eligible individuals and families in Washington County, Nebraska. At the federal level, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) operates over 20 government grant programs, including affordable housing development grants, community and economic development grants, fair housing grants, and rental assistance grants. HUD also offers Washington County supportive housing and services grants. Housing Authority grants can help fund Washington County low-income housing, local housing assistance programs, and provide grants for housing assistance such as Section 8.
Blair Housing Authority Blair NE 758 South 16th Street 68008 402-426-4552
A Department of Transportation is a state or federal agency that plans and develops transportation systems and infrastructure in Washington County, Nebraska. The federal Department of Transportation offers several Washington County government grants, including grants for road, rail, transit, and port projects, as well as car and vanpool projects, bicycle and pedestrian facilities, and transit research and safety improvements. State Departments of Transportation provide grants for private operators, senior centers, non-profits, and transit systems. Washington County government grant information is available on the Department of Transportation website.
Nebraska Department of Roads Blair NE 2252 PI Hack Street 68008 402-426-3138
A Veterans Affairs Department provides services to veterans, including veterans from the Armed Forces and Reserves in Washington County, Nebraska. The federal VA, as well as local Washington County branches, provide government grants for veterans in rural areas, homeless providers grants, community agency grants, and nurse retention grants. The Washington County VA also provides cemetery grants and supportive services grants for veterans and their families. VA grants both go to agencies, organizations, and individual veterans. The VA provides more information about government grants on its website.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Arlington NE 218 West Eagle Street 68002 402-478-4140
Veterans of Foreign Wars Blair NE 393 River Road 68008 402-426-5802