Self-funded model: Works for government, works for business, works for people

Funding Magic

How it Works

  • Modest fees ranging from $1-3 are applied to a limited number of services, which covers the cost of building, maintaining and expanding the digital government platform at NO COST to government.
  • Transaction fees create a sustainable funding stream to support long-term growth. Proven model for decades in multiple states.
  • With this in place an average of 75% of digital government services are typically at no cost to the users. Funding from this number of fees services support enterprise-wide digital government expansion.
  • Ongoing funding source is reinvested in building new services.
  • NIC Nebraska is only paid when digital government services are used. We have built-in incentive to deploy in-demand services and market them to citizens and businesses.
  • Strong central governance sets the digital government strategy, determines priorities, sets efficiency fees and maintains data control.
The self-funded model explained through the use of hi-tech modern computer graphics. It reads, 'Online application, generates fees, those fees fuel another application.' Isn't technology cool?
Our Secret Sauce

Why Government Works With Us

  • No Tax Dollars Required
    • Modest efficiency fees cover all operations costs.
  • Flexible Approach
    • We customize every solution to meet the unique operating, financial and political needs to each agency.
  • Customer Service Excellence
    • Around-the-clock customer support for agencies and end users support during business hours via phone, email, live help and SMS channels.
  • Agency-Friendly Contracting
    • Need an enhancement? No ongoing maintenance costs or need for RFP. Our model eliminates the need to renegotiate.
  • Our Entire Company
    • We are one block from the Nebraska State Capital building and happy to meet any time. We employ local Nebraskans and these teams are dedicated to making our partnership successful.
The majestic Nebraska State Capitol sits atop a grassy hill signifying our great partnership with the state.
A clock plus a box of materials can easily be combined to create top-of-the-line world-class work. We're living proof.

Time and Materials

When a project doesn’t fit the self-funded model we offer projects at Time and Materials, usually at a rate below the market.

Money comes in, money goes out.  At a base level, this is the foundation of business. And by golly, here at NIC Nebraska, we do business and do it well.


A small fee is collected to support maintenance costs and self-funded projects.