The specially trained staff in Senator Pete Ricketts’ office can help constituents, small businesses, local non-profits and governmental agencies navigate the numerous grant and federal funding programs available to Nebraskans.


A good first place to start in your grant finding process is www.grants.gov, a centralized location for grant seekers to find and apply for federal funding sources. It contains information on more than 1,000 grant programs and vets grant applications for federal grant-making agencies.  Their online Grants Learning Center provides numerous tutorials and resources to help first-time grant applicants and seasoned professionals navigate the federal system.


The System for Award Management (SAM.gov) is an official government website which can be used to register to do business with the federal government; search for assistance listings and contract opportunities; and access publicly available award data.  At SAM.gov you may browse assistance listings across all government agencies to learn about potential funding sources.

Letters of Support

Any Nebraskan who is submitting a federal grant application is encouraged to contact any of Pete’s state offices to request a letter of support.  When requesting a letter of support, you will be asked to provide information listed in our Grants Request Form.

Pete will review the grant application to determine that the grant, if awarded, would make a positive difference for Nebraskans and, if possible, send a letter directly to the federal department or agency asking that the application receive all due consideration. 

Pete does not provide letters of support for grant applications made to State or non-governmental agencies.

Please contact Pete’s Omaha office at (402) 550-8040 with any questions or to request a grants Letter of Support.