NBDC’s original partner, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has partially funded the NBDC Small Business Management and Technical Assistance program since 1977. NBDC is one of 63 small business development centers (SBDC) in the United States and its territories. SBA also partially funds the Small Business Energy program and the Veterans Assistance and Services program.
The Nebraska Department of Economic Development provides subcontract funding from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), U.S. Department of Commerce, for the NBDC Manufacturing Extension Partnership program.
The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provides funding to NBDC for its Pollution Prevention Regional Information Center, which provides the latest information in sustainability to organizations and their service providers throughout EPA Region VII (Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska).