SBA: Office of Surety Guarantees FY20 Award Winners Recognized

Winners highlighted have more than 524 bonds with contract value of more than $260 million The U.S. Small Business Administration recognizes the Office of Surety Guarantees award winners for their continued work to help small contracting businesses acquire surety bonds. Three SBA surety bond partners were selected to receive awards based on […]

FHFA: COVID-19 Multifamily Forbearance Extended through September 30, 2021

Multifamily property owners entering into new or modified forbearance plans must offer tenant protections Today, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) will continue to offer COVID-19 forbearance to qualifying multifamily property owners through September 30, 2021, subject to the continued tenant […]

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 March 2021. The CRA is a 1977 law intended to encourage insured banks and […]

EDA: $21.2 Million Invested to Support Growth of Tourism Sector in the Northern Mariana Islands

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $21.2 million grant to the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands to support growth of the region’s tourism economy. This EDA grant is expected to create 480 jobs. “The travel and […]

EDA: $8 Million in CARES Act Recovery Assistance Invested to Support Business Development and Job Creation Efforts in Texas

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding $8 million in CARES Act Recovery Assistance grants to help the state of Texas prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus. “The Biden Administration is dedicated to creating new opportunities to put […]

EDA: $4 Million in CARES Act Recovery Assistance Invested to Build Operations Center at the Choctaw Nation Emerging Aviation Technology Center in Durant, OK

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 Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, Durant, Oklahoma, to build an operations center at the Choctaw Nation Emerging Aviation Technology Center. “President Biden is […]

EDA: $3.1 Million in CARES Act Recovery Assistance Invested to Enhance Healthcare Workforce Training in Sellersburg, IN

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $3.1 million CARES Act Recovery Assistance grant to Ivy Tech Community College, Indianapolis, Indiana, to support renovations needed to enhance its healthcare workforce training programs. This EDA grant, to be matched […]

EDA: $1.1 Million in CARES Act Recovery Assistance Invested to Support Remote Workforce Training Efforts in Utah

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $1.1 million CARES Act Recovery Assistance grant to Utah State University, Logan, Utah, to develop their Remote Online Initiative (ROI), which will provide training to position businesses for economic recovery and […]

EDA: $1 Million in CARES Act Recovery Assistance Invested to Boost Tourism and Hospitality-Related Industries in Illinois

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $1 million CARES Act Recovery Assistance grant to the Illinois Council of Convention & Visitor Bureaus, Bloomington, Illinois, to create marketing campaigns promoting tourism across the state. This EDA grant will […]

ABA: Bank Economists See Robust Economic Recovery Leading to Full Employment Next Year

The U.S. economy is recovering rapidly and is expected to yield inflation-adjusted growth of 7.2% over the four quarters of this year before easing to a still-robust 3.1% in 2022, according to the latest forecast of the American Bankers Association’s Economic Advisory Committee. “Since the committee met in January, further […]