Community Pandemic Playbooks
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Bring Up Nebraska partners - communities, nonprofits, state, and local government agencies - have collaborated to create "playbooks" to help articulate the emergent needs of Nebraskans. These playbooks serve as a summary of needs and allows communities to identify gaps in services, develop plans, coordinate activities, and respond quickly to the needs of youth and families.
Under the Bring Up Nebraska umbrella, there are currently 22 autonomous collaboratives serving 75 Nebraska counties. In addition, we are working with local Educational Service Units and existing collaborative leaders to serve many of the remaining counties during the pandemic. Along with the public partners, several private funders have provided funds to the collaboratives to meet the emergency needs in their communities: Nebraska Impact COVID-19 Relief Fund, The Sherwood Foundation, William and Ruth Scott Family Foundation, and Claire M. Hubbard Foundation.