Nebraska State Laws, Policies and Funding
RH terminology used by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHSS) None/unknown
Accreditation, Certification, and State Licensing Requirement: No state requirement.
RH Law(s): None/unknown
RH Legislation: None/unknown
SABG Program: The “Planned Priority Areas” documents for your state’s Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant (SABG) program and Community Mental Health Services Block Grant (MHBG) program do not specifically mention recovery housing as a priority, nor do they list recovery support services as an allowable activity. To learn more about specific recovery housing activities that are eligible for funding through these grant programs, please reach out to your state’s Single State Agency (SSA) that’s responsible for administering these funds by visiting https://dhhs.ne.gov/Pages/default.aspx
According to WebBGAS, this state has indicated that it has established a revolving loan fund using SABG funds to develop RH for individuals in recovery.
SOR Program: Your state’s Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) has previously funded recovery activities using State Opioid Response (SOR) funds. To learn more about specific recovery housing activities that are eligible for funding through this grant program, please reach out to your state’s Single State Agency (SSA) that’s responsible for administering these funds by visiting https://dhhs.ne.gov/Pages/default.aspx
Medicaid Funding: Nothing in the state Medicaid plan suggests direct support for RH, however, certain covered activities could evolve to be provided in RH settings include skill development, peer support, case management, and counseling.
Housing Assistance Funding: https://www.nifa.org/
Omaha Community Foundation
The Omaha Community Foundation was founded in 1982 and is based in Omaha, Nebraska. The Foundation strives to improve the lives of residents in local communities.
Regions: The Omaha Community Foundation serves communities around Omaha, Nebraska, and throughout southwest Iowa, including both rural and non-rural counties. Examples of rural counties served include Buffalo, Dawson, and Wayne in Nebraska.
Issues Supported: The Foundation’s top funding areas are education, human services, and philanthropy. Areas of focus include education, civic affairs, cultural programs, health, neighborhood support, social services, and services for women.
Grant Process and Application: The grant process is conducted through an online portal and deadlines vary based on the funding program. Find out more about eligibility requirements and the grant application process on the Foundation website.
Grant-Making Per Year: Since its founding, the Omaha Community Foundation has provided $2 billion in grants. In 2020, the Foundation provided grants in the amount of $205 million.
Recovery and Supportive Housing Grantee Example: CenterPointe in Lincoln, Nebraska is a grantee of the Omaha Community Foundation. CenterPointe focuses on substance use disorders among the homeless population and offers different housing models to provide a supportive environment for recovering addicts.
Nebraska Opioid Settlement Funds
Total Settlement Funds in Nebraska
- $100 million
- 85% to the Opioid Recovery Fund
- 15% to local governments
- Funds from three distributors will be paid over 18 years
- Funds from Johnson & Johnson will be paid over 9 years
- Payments were expected to begin in June 2022
- Not established
Spending So Far
- Office of the Attorney General Doug Peterson, firstname.lastname@example.org
How About Your County?
To get a quick overview of the resources available in your county, including gaps that may need to be addressed, visit the Recovery Ecosystem Index Map developed through a partnership between the Fletcher Group Rural Center of Excellence, the NORC Walsh Center at the University of Chicago, and East Tennessee State University.
Need More Info?
A year in the making by a staff of ten, the Fletcher Group’s 82-page Recovery Housing Landscape Report provides an in-depth overview of the most recent laws, policies, and funding affecting recovery housing. You’ll find sections devoted to state laws, SAMHSA funding, Medicaid, corrections, and housing assistance plus numerous links to valuable resources and official documents. To see the complete downloadable report, click the image to the left.
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