SBA: Learn How to Prepare for Disaster at Upcoming Twitter Chat, Webinar

 September is National Preparedness Month. The U.S. Small Business Administration  has partnered with the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety  to help organizations become more aware of their risks in the event of a disaster while also helping them develop business continuity plans to support rebuilding and recovery of operations.  Advance preparation is […]

EDA: $4.4 Million Invested to Provide Critical Water Infrastructure and Business Development in East Palo Alto, CA Opportunity Zone

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $4.4 million grant to the city of East Palo Alto, California, to make critical stormwater infrastructure improvements to prevent future flooding in the Ravenswood Redevelopment Area. The grant, to be located in […]

CDFI Fund: CY 2019 Round of New Markets Tax Credit Program Opens

The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) released today the Notice of Allocation Availability (NOAA) for the calendar year (CY) 2019 round of the New Markets Tax Credit Program (NMTC Program). The NOAA makes up to $3.5 billion in tax credit allocation authority available […]

CFPB: Tax Time Savings Pilot Study Research Released

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau) released today the results of a pilot study, Planning for tax-time savings, launched with the tax preparation company H&R Block that shows that simple messages encouraging customers to use their prepaid card to save at tax time increased the likelihood that they would do […]

CDFI Fund: Application Demand for FY 2019 Round of CDFI Program and NACA Program Released

The fiscal year (FY) 2019 application round for the Community Development Financial Institutions Program (CDFI Program) and Native American CDFI Assistance Program (NACA Program) closed on June 6, 2019. The Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) received 546 applications from organizations across the country, requesting a total of $579.54 […]

ABA: Newly Redesigned ABA.com Launches

The American Bankers Association, the united voice of the nation’s $18 trillion banking industry, today announced the launch of its newly redesigned website featuring a modern look, updated content and improved tools to provide a richer, more valuable digital experience for visitors. “The new website is packed with tools, resources and information […]

FEMA: Federal Government Mobilizes as Southeast U.S. Prepares for Hurricane Dorian

President Donald J. Trump approved an emergency declaration for Florida today, making federal funding available to assist state, tribal and local governments with emergency and life-safety actions taken ahead of Hurricane Dorian.  The declaration authorizes FEMA to provide federal support and assistance for emergency measures to save lives, protect property […]

FFIEC: 2018 HMDA Data on Mortgage Lending Available

The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) today announced the availability of data on mortgage lending transactions at 5,683 U.S. financial institutions covered by the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA). Covered institutions include banks, savings associations, credit unions, and mortgage companies. Released today are loan-level HMDA data covering 2018 lending […]

FDIC: CRA Examination Schedules for Fourth Quarter 2019 and First Quarter 2020 Issued

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) today issued the lists of institutions scheduled for a Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) examination during the fourth quarter of 2019 and first quarter of 2020. CRA regulations require each federal bank and thrift regulator to publish its quarterly CRA examination schedule at least 30 […]

CFPB: FFIEC Announces Availability of 2018 HMDA Data on Mortgage Lending

The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) today announced the availability of data on mortgage lending transactions at 5,683 U.S. financial institutions covered by the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA). Covered institutions include banks, savings associations, credit unions, and mortgage companies. Released today are loan-level HMDA data covering 2018 lending […]