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FFN to work with state senators on 5 interim studies

FFN is partnering with several state senators on legislative interim studies focused on early childhood, including the School Readiness Tax Credit, maternal depression and maternal and infant health, home-visiting programs and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).  Read More

July 01, 2021  |  Posted in Legislation

School Readiness Tax Credit application window reopens for 2021 tax year

Now is the time to begin the application process for this important financial support for Nebraska's child care professionals. Our Step-by-Step guides can help. Read More

July 01, 2021  |  Posted in Legislation

Child care professionals: We need your input on the School Readiness Tax Credit

We are taking action to make sure an important financial support remains available to hard-working child care professionals. Read More

June 29, 2021  |  Posted in

New report explores state, nationwide use of tax credits to spur early childhood investment

FFN recently partnered with the Committee for Economic Development of the Conference Board (CED), a national nonpartisan public policy center, to publish “Using Tax Credits to Help Address Child Care Challenges: Availability, Quality and Affordability.” The report explores how Nebraska and other states are using tax credits to boost private investment and expand the funding landscape for early childhood infrastructure. Read More

February 11, 2021  |  Posted in Research

Child care providers—Apply now for the School Readiness Tax Credit

Refundable and nonrefundable tax credits will be available to more child care professionals and programs through the 2020 tax year, but time is running out to claim them on your 2020 tax return. NOW is the time to apply. We encourage you to use our step-by-step guides to help you move through the application process. Read More

December 10, 2020  |  Posted in Legislation

Nebraska Legislature: 2020 early childhood policy highlights

The 106th Nebraska Legislature adjourned sine die August 13. Here's an overview and summary of bills affecting early childhood policy from this year's session. Read More

August 20, 2020  |  Posted in Legislation

School readiness tax credit program revised to benefit more child care providers

Governor Ricketts signs LB266 into law, giving self-employed child care providers and those classified as S-Corps access to the school readiness tax credit, as intended in the original legislation.

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August 19, 2020  |  Posted in Legislation

Nebraska Legislature reconvenes July 20

The Legislatlure will reconvene July 20 for the final 17 days of this year's session, which was suspended in March due to COVID-19 emergency. Here's a look at what the remainder of the session holds and the status of bills FFN supports. Read More

July 14, 2020  |  Posted in Legislation

Senators advance LB266 to Final Reading

The 2020 session of the 106th Nebraska Legislature is in its third week. Senators introduced 482 new legislative proposals this session. Over the next 30 days, the 14 standing committees will conduct a public hearing for each new introduced bill. Read More

January 30, 2020  |  Posted in Legislation

Tax Credits Are Available to Support Quality Child Care Programs and Staff

Nebraska senators passed legislation (LB889) in 2016 giving tax credits to child care programs and their early childhood staff members beginning with tax year 2017. Read More

October 12, 2017  |  Posted in Legislation