Financial Assistance

Rental, Utilities, and Other Financial Assistance
When tough times hit, it is often hard to know where to turn for help and what resources are available. The Heartland United Way can help connect you with health and human services and programs for your unique situation. Click on the links below to learn more about the resources available in Hall, Hamilton, Howard and Merrick counties:

Financial Support Application

Please keep in mind: You will be asked to provide documentation for certain needs such as rent support or unpaid bills, so please bring them with you or email them along with your application.

Examples include: Shut off notices from utility companies and eviction notices.

Filling out an application does not guarantee financial assistance will be provided.

  • Applications available in the lobby of the Heartland United Way, 1441 N Webb Rd (behind Heartland Optical)
  • Applications available online:   English   Spanish

Send this application and your bill to or drop off at the Heartland United Way at 1441 N Webb Rd, Grand Island, NE 68803  


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Additional Resources

  • Imagination Library Program (click to register your child for the free book program for children 0-5 who reside in Hall, Hamilton, Howard and Merrick Counties)
  • Community Partner Programs (click to visit the Community Partners page) View a list of programs and services offered by United Way Community Partners)


Shelter & Housing


You can always call the Heartland United Way office at (308) 382-2675 for assistance. Our hours are 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. Our address is 1441 N Webb Road, Grand Island. Outside of our office hours, dial 2-1-1 from any phone.