Panhandle Area Development District
1620 Broadway Suite E-10,  Scottsbluff, NE  69361     Map
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Serving the Nebraska Panhandle Since 1973
Welcome!
The Panhandle Area Development District (PADD) is a public, non-profit, council of governments serving the 11-county Nebraska Panhandle.

PADD is governed by a board of regional leaders who are committed to developing programs and strategies to make the Nebraska Panhandle a highly desirable place to work, live, and visit.

PADD's professional staff is engaged in a wide variety of community and regional activities to improve regional competetiveness, stimulate economic growth, and enhance community vitality.


Our Services
Contact Us
Please contact us for more information!
​Regional and Community Development  PADD assists regional and community projects with
technical assistance, grant writing,
administrative services, planning, brownfields redevelopment, environmental reviews, & nuisance abatement.
Business Assistance
PADD provides gap financing loans to small businesses and collaborates to manage resources for the development of Social Enterprise. 
Western Nebraska Tourism Coalition (WNTC)  PADD's WNTC executes efficient and effective tourism promotion through its
Journey Magazine, WNTC website, joint marketing, & brochure distribution.
"This institution is an Equal Opportunity Provider, and Employer"
PADD is now accepting applications for a Regional Planner! Click 'Jobs' for more information on how to apply. 
PADD Benefits to the Region
PADD BENEFITS TO THE ENTIRE REGION 
Forum for regional problem solving
Education and trainings hosted in economic and community development and planning 
Hosting of Social Enterprise (Innovations and Investment) Fund for start-up or expansion of social enterprise businesses
Eligibility of 11-county region for Economic Development Administration (EDA) funds
Dedicated staff time for regional initiatives such as the Heartland Expressway 

PADD MEMBER BENEFITS
Voting seat on the PADD board of directors
Grant writing for grants which has administration dollars for PADD attached
Up to 8 hours staff time for writing all other grants, then $60/hour member rate (first project)
Edit/review of grants or plans up to 8 hours, then $60/hour member rate (first project)
$60/hour rate for plans/studies/grant writing for entities in member communities not under the government umbrella, no included hours
Access to EPA Brownfields Assessment Grant Funds (Phase I, Phase II, Asbestos & Lead Surveys) 
Economic Development Loan Fund 2% discounted interest rate
Research and answers to planning, zoning, business assistance, economic development, grant questions and educational presentations at meetings by request
Technical assistance for strategic planning, redevelopment, economic development 
One license per community for GrantFinder.com 
Administration for CDBG grants without a procurement process 

GENERAL MEMBER RATES
Member rate for staff time of $60/hour (Non-member rate of $100/hour)
Income Eligibility/Hardcopy Surveys: $2.75 per survey ($3.60 per survey non-member)
Comprehensive Plan 
The following are general estimates for a full update of an entire comprehensive plan. Actual estimates and pricing based on scope of work and deliverables desired by community, relevance of current plan, and other factors. 
oPopulation Less than 500 = $8,000-$12,000
oPopulation 500-2,500 = $10,000- $16,000
oPopulation 2,500+ Contact PADD staff for estimates or assistance, we prefer to partner with local staff or private firms for plans in larger communities
Blight Study (depending on number of parcels and structures) = $2,000-$7,200
Other studies and plans by request @ $60/hour rate; contact us for an estimate