FEMA: President Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Oklahoma

FEMA announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Oklahoma to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding beginning on April 30-May 1, 2019. The President’s action makes federal funding available to the […]

SBA: New Women’s Business Center Locations Provide Increased Opportunities for Idaho Women Entrepreneurs

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced today the ribbon cutting for the new Idaho Women’s Business Center (WBC). The new center, hosted by the Idaho Hispanic Foundation, will carry out the mission of helping women entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses.  Operating under the Idaho Hispanic Foundation, the center will open […]

Census Bureau: 2018 Characteristics of New Housing Report Released

 The U.S. Census Bureau recently released the 2018 Characteristics of New Housing Report, which provides annual statistics on the characteristics of new privately owned residential structures by census region. The report includes characteristics such as the number of bedrooms and bathrooms, the location of the laundry, presence of homeowner’s association, the […]

HUD: 2019 Winners of Healthy Homes Award Announced

Model programs in Rochester, New York and South Carolina earn HUD Secretary’s Award The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) today announced that two model programs are recipients of the HUD Secretary’s Award for Healthy Homes, an award recognizing excellence in making […]

HUD: John Marshall Law School and HUD Team Up to Launch National Fair Housing Training Academy

Partnership to cultivate next generation of civil rights professional The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that it is partnering with the John Marshall Law School in Chicago and Cloudburst Consulting Group, Inc., to develop the National Fair Housing Training Academy (NFHTA). The Academy will prepare […]

FEMA: Muscatine County Added to Iowa Disaster Declaration

Residents of Muscatine County can now apply for disaster assistance to help them recover from the March 12-June 15 severe storms and flooding. They join nine counties already designated for state and federal help to individuals: Fremont, Harrison, Louisa, Mills, Monona, Pottawattamie, Scott, Shelby and Woodbury. The deadline for applying […]

FEMA: President Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Oregon

FEMA announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Oregon to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms, flooding, landslides, and mudslides on April 6-21, 2019. Federal funding is available to state, tribal, eligible local governments and certain […]

EDA: Investment Made to Protect Dayton, TN Businesses from Future Flood Events

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $2.7 million grant to the city of Dayton, Tennessee, to upgrade critical water infrastructure needed to protect local businesses from future flood events. The grant, to be matched with $11.8 million in […]

FEMA: President Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Missouri

 FEMA announced today that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Missouri to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding on April 29, 2019, and continuing. The president’s action makes federal funding available to affected individuals in […]

SBA: Funding Competition Announced for Organizations Providing Training to Service-Disabled Veteran Entrepreneurs

The  U.S. Small Business Administration today announced that non-profit organizations, state and local agencies, and institutions of higher learning are eligible to compete for funding of up to $150,000 to deliver entrepreneurship training to  service-disabled veterans.  Up to six awardees will use the $300,000 in total funding to participate in the Service-Disabled […]