FDIC: New Tool Released to Build Financial Capability

FDIC released How Money Smart Are You? on September 30th. This suite of 14 self-paced games and related resources is the newest addition to FDIC’s Money Smart product family. This new educational tool provides practical knowledge to help consumers manage their finances with confidence. Users play games to learn more about borrowing […]

EDA: $2.9 Million in CARES Act Recovery Assistance Invested to Build Broadband Infrastructure to Serve Businesses and Residents in Farmersville, TX

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $2.9 million CARES Act Recovery Assistance grant to the city of Farmersville, Texas, to build new fiber optic broadband infrastructure to support businesses and residents. This EDA grant will be matched […]

EDA: $2 Million in CARES Act Recovery Assistance Invested for Rail Expansion to Support Manufacturing Sector in Wynne, AR

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $2 million CARES Act Recovery Assistance grant to the city of Wynne, Arkansas, to construct a new industrial rail spur facility to support local manufacturers. This EDA grant, to be matched […]

EDA: $1.2 Million in CARES Act Recovery Assistance Invested for Rail Port Improvements to Support Businesses and Create Jobs in Lubbock, TX

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $1.2 million CARES Act Recovery Assistance grant to the Lubbock Economic Development Alliance, Lubbock, Texas, for enhancements to the Lubbock Rail Port, supporting job creation and business expansion. This EDA grant, […]

EDA: $1.1 Million Invested to Support Healthcare Workforce Programs to Benefit Coal Communities in Western Colorado

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $1.1 million grant to Colorado Mesa University (CMU), Grand Junction, Colorado, to provide equipment and technology to support physician’s assistant, physical therapy, and occupational therapy degree programs. This EDA grant will […]

ABA: Indiana Banker and Ohio Farm Broadcaster Receive Top Ag Banking Awards

The American Bankers Association today announced the recipients of its Bruning and Blanchfield Awards, the association’s premier awards presented for significant contributions to agricultural banking. ABA will honor Joseph F. Kessie, senior vice president and commercial regional manager of Lake City Bank in Indiana, with the Bruning Award and Joe […]

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 […]