OMAHA, Neb. — More than $3 million in community development grants and impact investments to 27 organizations in Nebraska, Colorado, Illinois, Kansas, South Dakota and Texas from the First National Bank of Omaha (FNBO).
The grants and investments will provide relief to individuals and businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The FNBO’s goal is to help provide affordable housing and workforce and small business stability to get through the crisis.
“During this pandemic, our community focus remains strong and FNBO is committed to doing its part to mitigate the financial impact of this virus on our communities,” Gorynski said. “Therefore, we are providing financial support to nonprofit organizations that are addressing both the short-term needs and long-term impact to individuals and small businesses.”
The first round of grants will be supporting nonprofit organizations that provide housing stability programs. These programs help families remain stable and healthy by providing financial assistance for rent, mortgage, utilities and other needs, such as food and living expenses. Recipients include:
Gorynski also announced another round of grants, to be awarded later this spring, will focus on workforce stability.
He said with the surge in unemployment and the changing employment market, many individuals may not have the skills and capabilities to easily re-enter the workforce when the crisis is over.
These grants will be awarded to organizations providing individuals with essential workforce development services to enhance their chances for employment.
For more information, visit www.fnbo.com/community/