FEMA: More than $3 Billion in Funding for Two FEMA Programs Announced to Increase Climate Resilience Nationwide

Today, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas, FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell and White House Infrastructure Coordinator and Senior Advisor to the President Mitch Landrieu, announced that FEMA is making funding available for two resilience grant programs for more than $3 billion to help communities become more resilient to climate change and associated […]

FEMA: FEMA, State Emergency Management and Local Leaders Announce Historic Investments in Climate and Disaster Resilience

Today, FEMA Region 10 Administrator Wille G. Nunn joined Washington Emergency Management Division Director Robert Ezelle and local leaders in Aberdeen, WA, to announce Washington projects selected as part of President Biden’s historic $1.16 billion climate and disaster resilience investment and the availability of an additional $3.095 billion in funding […]

HUD: $10 Million Funding Opportunity Announced for Capacity Building in Rural America

Rural Capacity Building grants help non-profits build capacity to create affordable housing and stimulate community development in rural areas The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that it will make available $10 million in Rural Capacity Building grants. The Rural Capacity Building (RCB) program enhances the […]

FHFA: Results of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Dodd-Frank Act Stress Tests Released

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today released a report providing the results of the annual stress tests that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) are required to conduct under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act).  ​As amended, the Dodd-Frank Act requires certain financial […]

CFPB: Agency Takes Action to Protect the Public from Unsafe Data Security Practices

Financial companies may be held liable for unfairly putting customers’ data at risk The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) confirmed in a circular published today that financial companies may violate federal consumer financial protection law when they fail to safeguard consumer data. The circular provides guidance to consumer protection enforcers, […]

FEMA: President Biden Signs Major Disaster Declaration for Minnesota

FEMA announced federal emergency aid has been made available to the state of Minnesota to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in areas affected by severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and flooding from May 29-30, 2022. The President’s action makes federal funding available to state, tribal and eligible local governments and […]

EDA: Over $17 Million in American Rescue Plan Funds Invested Last Week

Last week, the following grants were made under the American Rescue Plan Funds program: August 10, 2022 – U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $587,395 in American Rescue Plan Funds to Strengthen Economic Development Organizations in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico August 9, 2022 – U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $5.4 Million in American Rescue […]

CFPB: Agency Warns that Digital Marketing Providers Must Comply with Federal Consumer Finance Protections

Tech firms that use behavioral targeting of individual consumers regarding financial products are liable for violations Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued an interpretive rule laying out when digital marketing providers for financial firms must comply with federal consumer financial protection law. Digital marketers that are involved in […]