EDA: $2 Million in CARES Act Recovery Assistance Invested to Boost Economic Recovery Efforts in Hartford, CT

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 Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD), Hartford, Connecticut, to develop economic recovery strategies that will strengthen, diversify, and add resilience […]

EDA: $2 Million in CARES Act Recovery Assistance Invested for Water Infrastructure Improvements in Aberdeen, SD

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 Aberdeen, South Dakota, to construct a new water tower and waterline to support business expansion. This EDA grant, to be […]

EDA: $1.9 Million Invested to Improve Stormwater Infrastructure in Support of Business Growth in Vinalhaven, ME

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $1.9 million grant to the town of Vinalhaven, Maine, to make stormwater infrastructure improvements needed to protect downtown businesses from flooding and to promote business growth. This EDA project will be […]

EDA: $820,123 in CARES Act Recovery Assistance Invested to Capitalize Revolving Loan Fund to Support Small Businesses in Southeast Nebraska

Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $830,123 CARES Act Recovery Assistance grant to the Southeast Nebraska Development District, Lincoln, Nebraska, to capitalize and administer a Revolving Loan Fund, providing gap financing to small, local businesses in Butler, Fillmore, Gage, Jefferson, Johnson, Lancaster, Nemaha, […]

CFPB: Report Finds Consumer Complaint Submission Patterns Vary by Demographic Characteristics of Census Tract

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) today released its first in-depth report analyzing complaint submission patterns by U.S. Census tract. The report, “Consumer complaints throughout the credit life cycle, by demographic characteristics,” finds that the complaints from wealthier communities and communities with higher percentages of white, non-Hispanic residents were more […]

CDFI Fund: Inaugural Round of Small Dollar Loan Program Awards Announced

$10.8 Million Awarded to CDFIs to Provide Alternatives to High Cost Small Dollar Loans Washington – The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) awarded more than $10.8 million in grants to Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) today, through the fiscal year (FY) 2021 round of […]

ABA: Officers, Board Nominated for 2021-2022

The American Bankers Association’s Nominating Committee has selected the official slate of candidates for election at the association’s annual meeting to be held October 17-19 in Tampa, Fla. The committee, chaired by Laurie Stewart, president and CEO, Sound Community Bank, Seattle, nominated these candidates for ABA officer positions: CHAIR: A. […]

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 […]

HUD: $143 Million in Grants to Support Construction and Project Rental Assistance for New Multifamily Housing and Very Low-Income Seniors

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Office of Multifamily Housing Programs announced on Wednesday that it has awarded $143 million in grants to non-profit organizations across the country to support the development of new affordable multifamily rental housing along with ongoing project rental assistance for very low-income […]