SBA: $100,000 Awarded to Veteran Owned Small Business Growth Pilot Training Program

The U.S. Small Business Administration today announced a partnership with the Veteran Entrepreneurial Training and Resource Network (VETRN) to establish a pilot training program for military veterans who are small business owners and their immediate family members. The Veteran Owned Small Business Growth Training program will equip these entrepreneurs with the resources […]

FDIC: List of Banks Examined for CRA Compliance Issued

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) today issued its list of state nonmember banks recently evaluated for compliance with the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA). The list covers evaluation ratings that the FDIC assigned to institutions in April 2019. The CRA is a 1977 law intended to encourage insured banks and […]

HUD: Record $2.3 Billion Available to Support Thousands of Local Homeless Programs

In a continuing effort to prevent and end homelessness, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today is making a record $2.3 billion available to support thousands of local homeless assistance programs nationwide. Read HUD’s Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA). HUD’s Continuum of Care homeless assistance grants support a […]

HUD: $150 Million Offered to Provide Affordable Housing to People with Disabilities

Funding expected to help approximately 18,000 non-elderly persons with disabilities The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is offering $150 million in grants to provide affordable housing to approximately 18,000 non-elderly persons living with disabilities. Read HUD’s funding notice. HUD’s Mainstream Housing Choice Voucher Program provides funding to public housing agencies […]

OCC: CRA Evaluations Released for 23 National Banks and Federal Savings Associations

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) today released a list of Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) performance evaluations that became public during the period of June 1, 2019 through June 30, 2019. The list contains only national banks, federal savings associations, and insured federal branches of foreign banks […]

EDA: $16 Million Invested to Boost Workforce Training Efforts in Key West, FL

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $16 million grant to Florida Keys Community College of Key West, Florida, to build a new training facility that will offer workforce training and apprenticeship programs and also provide the College with […]

EDA: $500,000 Invested to Support Growth of Pike County, AL’s Manufacturing Sector

Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $500,000 grant to Pike County, Alabama, to make critical infrastructure improvements needed to support the growth of manufacturing businesses in the region, including a major lumber manufacturing facility. This EDA grant will be matched with $500,000 in […]

EDA: $872,220 Invested to Boost Industrial Growth in Cedar Springs, MI

Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $872,220 grant to the city of Cedar Springs, Michigan, to provide critical infrastructure improvements needed to develop a new industrial park. This EDA grant will be matched with $581,480 in local investment, and is expected to attract […]

EDA: $500,000 Invested to Purchase Equipment Needed to Support Workforce Training Opportunities in Gillette, WY

Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $500,000 grant to the Northern Wyoming Community College District of Sheridan, Wyoming, to purchase Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) equipment needed to support workforce training initiatives at Gillette College. This EDA grant will be matched with […]

HUD: Record $330 Million Offered to Clean Up Dangerous Lead and Other Hazards in Housing

Largest funding amount available ever to make low-income housing lead safe The U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today announced a record $330 million in grants to clean up lead-based paint hazards and other housing-related health and safety hazards in low-income housing. Click here to view Secretary Carson talking […]