Grants Process


The Nebraska Environmental Trust accepts grant applications annually. Applications open around July and are due on or before the first Tuesday after Labor Day in September.


Where to Apply

Applications need to be submitted through our online grant application portal located at the following address:


Our Grants Process

Six members of the Trust Board serve on the Grants Committee. The Committee reviews each proposal, first evaluating eligibility and then rating each eligible application.

Applications are then listed in rank order, according to the rated score and funding recommendations based on this list are presented to the board. The list is published and a public hearing is scheduled, after which the board votes to issue awards.


Grant Contract

Grantees enter into contracts specifying the conditions, timeline, and expenses that will be covered under the grant. Funds and/or match incurred prior to the grant contract being signed will not be eligible on awarded projects. Grants are reimbursement only.

A grant can be funded in up to three year increments.


Example of the Grant Contract PDF