HUD: FHA Finalizes Policies to Expedite Claims Processing for Home Equity Conversion Mortgages

New policies are expected to shorten the timeframe for mortgagees to receive Home Equity Conversion Mortgage assignment funds. Today, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) is announcing new policies that will allow for faster payment of funds to mortgagees when they assign a Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM), also known as a reverse […]

CDFI Fund: FY 2023 Bank Enterprise Award Program Application Deadline Extended to June 8th

On March 31, 2023, the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) announced the publication of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 Bank Enterprise Award Program (BEA Program) Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA) with a deadline for submitting a FY 2023 BEA Program Application in the Awards Management Information System (AMIS), […]

CDFI Fund: Application Demand Released for FY Round of Capital Magnet Fund

The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) released today the application data for the fiscal year (FY) 2023 round of its Capital Magnet Fund (CMF) program. A total of 144 organizations submitted applications requesting more than $1.1 billion in funding. The applicants propose to […]

EDA: Global Delegation to Visit Greater Seattle Region for Americas Competitiveness Exchange

Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA), in coordination with the U.S. Department of State and the Organization of American States (OAS), announced that 50-60 senior-level government, business, policy and economic leaders from 22 countries will participate in the 16th Americas Competitiveness Exchange (ACE) in the greater […]

EDA: First Tech Hubs Funding Opportunity Launched

As part of the President’s Investing in America Agenda, the U.S. Department of Commerce seeks applications to develop regional centers of innovation and job creation The Biden-Harris administration, through the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA), today launched the Regional Technology and Innovation Hubs (Tech Hubs) competition. This program will […]

EDA: First Economic Development District Designated in Puerto Rico

Today, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce and Puerto Rico Economic Growth CoordinatorDon Graves announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) has designated the first regional Economic Development District (EDD) in Puerto Rico, the Southern Puerto Rico Economic Development District (SPREDD). “President Biden is committed to ensuring that no community or […]

SBA: Virtual Military Spouse Entrepreneur Summit Scheduled for May 25th

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Veterans Business Development will host a virtual Military Spouse Entrepreneur Summit in collaboration with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes on Thursday, May 25, from 1-3:30 p.m. ET. This event furthers the priorities set forth by First Lady Jill Biden’s Joining Forces initiative. This free event […]

SBA: New Development and Improvements on Loan Program Modernization Announced to Expand Access to Capital for Small Businesses

Program Improvements will expand access to capital for small businesses, especially small-dollar loans, and increase protection against fraud as part of rulemaking finalized in April Today, following the recent finalization of two new rules aimed at closing gaps in capital access for America’s small business owners, Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman, head of the U.S. […]