HUD: Over $15 Million Awarded in Research Grants to Reduce Housing-Related Health Hazards and Improve Energy Efficiency

Funding to improve methods to identify and control key residential hazards The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded $15.7 million to 18 universities, public health, and housing organizations to conduct housing-related hazard and energy efficiency research studies. Provided through HUD’s Office of Lead Hazard Control and […]

SBA: New Women’s Business Center Launched in Tulsa, OK

A New Women’s Business Center Will Provide Resources to Help Women Entrepreneurs Start, Grow, And Expand in the Tulsa Area The U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman announced today the launch of a new Women’s Business Center (WBC) in Tulsa, OK that will be operated by the U.S. Black Chambers […]

CDFI Fund: FY 2021 Funding Round Opened for the Bank Enterprise Award Program

Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) opened the fiscal year (FY) 2021 funding round for the Bank Enterprise Award Program (BEA Program). Application materials are now available on the BEA Program page of the CDFI Fund’s websitein anticipation of the publication of the […]

ABA: Missouri Banker Mary O’Connor Wins ABA Foundation Distinguished Service Award

Mary O’Connor, executive vice president of logistics and creative brand management for Country Club Bank in Kansas City, Mo., has been named the ABA Foundation’s 2021 George Bailey Distinguished Service Award winner for her community leadership and commitment to helping those in need. O’Connor will be recognized on Oct. 19 […]

ABA: Six Banks Win ABA Foundation’s 2021 Community Commitment Awards

Banks of all sizes earn banking industry’s highest honor awards for community programs The American Bankers Association Foundation named six banks as 2021 Community Commitment Award winners. The annual awards recognize banks for extraordinary corporate social responsibility efforts in six specific categories ranging from affordable housing to economic inclusion. The winners will […]

EDA: $3.6 Million Invested to Establish a Manufacturing Workforce Training Center in Cleveland, OH

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $3.6 million grant to the Workroom Program Alliance and the Cleveland Municipal School District., Cleveland, Ohio, to renovate a 33,000-square-foot space within Cleveland’s Collinwood High School for use as an adult […]

Census Bureau: Household Pulse Survey Phase 3.2 Biweekly Data Released

The U.S. Census Bureau today released new data from phase 3.2 of the experimental Household Pulse Survey. This phase of data collection includes new questions on the Child Tax Credit, sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI), rent/mortgage arrears, utility arrears and restrictions, summer catch-up education activities for grades K-12 and preventative […]