$10 Million of Relief For Large Omaha Arts Nonprofits, Smaller Organizations Need More Help

  September 11, 2020, Editor’s note: Since this story originally ran on August 24,  Kali Baker of the Omaha Community Foundation clarified that no nonprofit arts organizations have yet received any of the $10 million in CARES Act funds allocated by Douglas County. “No money has gone to nonprofits at this point,” she said. “No […]

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‘A Blessing and a Curse’: How $166 Million in COVID-19 Relief Has Challenged Douglas County Government

By Chris Bowling As soon as the money hit the county’s bank account, the emails and calls started coming in. School districts, county departments, city leaders, everyone was anxious to get their piece of the CARES Act money Douglas County received to recoup pandemic-related losses and cover future COVID-19 expenses. Suddenly finding himself the gatekeeper […]

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