HUD: $1.1 Billion in American Rescue Plan Funds Awarded for Emergency Housing Vouchers

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Marcia L. Fudge today announced the awarding of the first tranche of American Rescue Plan funds for Emergency Housing Vouchers (EHVs) for individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness. Specifically, HUD is awarding $1.1 billion – […]

HUD: Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Requirement Restored

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Marcia L. Fudge announced that HUD published an interim final rule on Thursday to restore the implementation of the Fair Housing Act’s Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) requirement. The publication provides a robust definition of the duty to affirmatively further fair housing, to […]

SBA: Funding Awarded to Veterans Business Outreach Center at the University of Maryland, College Park

 The U.S. Small Business Administration today announced the awarding of $400,000 in funding to the University of Maryland, Division of Research to provide training and counseling as a Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC) serving veteran small business owners in Washington, D.C., Maryland, Delaware, and Pennsylvania. The funding opportunity, offered by SBA’s Office of Veterans Business Development, has an initial project year of 11 months […]

FHFA: RFI Issued on Executive Compensation at Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the Federal Home Loan Banks

Seeks input on evaluating “reasonable” and “comparable” compensation at the regulated entities, in and out of conservatorship The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today issued a Request for Input (RFI) on executive compensation ​at the regulated entities: Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) as well as the Federal Home Loan Banks (the […]

EDA: $4 Million in CARES Act Recovery Assistance Invested to Support Business Expansion in Du Quoin, IL

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $4 million CARES Act Recovery Assistance grant to the city of Du Quoin, Illinois, to build a 500,000-gallon elevated water storage tank at the city’s industrial park to accommodate business expansion […]

EDA: $2 Million Invested for Road Infrastructure Improvements to Support Manufacturing and Transportation Needs in Hall County, GA

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $2 million grant to Hall County, Georgia, for roadway infrastructure improvements needed to support a new heavy equipment research and development facility and the Georgia Ports Authority inland port. This EDA […]

EDA: $1.8 Million in CARES Act Recovery Assistance Invested to Support Tourism Recovery in Nebraska

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $1.8 million CARES Act Recovery Assistance grant to the Nebraska Tourism Commission, Lincoln, Nebraska, to boost the state’s tourism industry through coordination and marketing. This EDA grant, to be matched with […]

EDA: $1.6 Million in CARES Act Recovery Assistance Invested to Build Economic Development Resource Center in Bossier City, LA

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $1.6 million CARES Act Recovery Assistance grant to the Coordinating and Development Corporation, Bossier City, Louisiana, to construct the Northwest Louisiana one-stop resource center, allowing for business development and growth. This […]

EDA: $754,840 in CARES Act Recovery Assistance Invested to Support Medical Technology Innovators in Southeast Michigan

Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $754,840 CARES Act Recovery Assistance grant to the Wayne State University Research and Technology Park, Detroit, Michigan, to support innovation and entrepreneurship in the region’s medical and manufacturing sectors. This EDA grant, to be matched with $249,900 […]

EDA: $639,789 Invested for Water Infrastructure Improvements to Support Business Expansion Efforts in Erwin, TN

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $639,789 grant to Erwin Utilities Authority, Erwin, Tennessee, for water infrastructure improvements needed to increase local manufacturing and spur additional business development. This EDA grant will be matched with $639,789 in […]