Census Bureau: New Report Released About Persistent Poverty at County and Census Tract Levels

Today the U.S. Census Bureau released a new report, “Persistent Poverty in Counties and Census Tracts.” While definitions vary, geographies are typically considered to be in persistent poverty if they maintained poverty rates of 20% or more for 30 years. The report examines county and subcounty geographies (specifically, census tracts), identifying […]

EDA: $729,560 Invested to Boost Minority-Owned Business Growth in Mobile, AL

Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $729,560 grant to Vivian’s Door, Mobile, Alabama, to provide technical assistance to minority-owned and distressed local businesses. This grant will support the Vivian’s Door Initiative to continue to build the capacity of small business owners, with a […]

HUD: $98 Million Awarded in Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grants and New $10 Million Funding Opportunity Opened for Local Planning Efforts

HUD’s Signature Place-Based Program Continues to Invest in “Housing, People, and Neighborhoods” Nationwide U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Marcia L. Fudge today announced “Supplemental Grant” awards for Choice NeighborhoodsImplementation Grantees totaling more than $98 million. In addition, HUD is opening a notice of funding opportunity (NOFO) for $10 […]

CDFI Fund: FY 2023 Bank Enterprise Award Program Funding Round Opens

Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) opened the fiscal year (FY) 2023 funding round for the Bank Enterprise Award Program (BEA Program). Application materials are now available on the BEA Program page of the CDFI Fund’s websitein anticipation of the publication of the […]

CDFI Fund: Public Comments Requested on Community Development Entity Certification Application

The U.S. Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Currently, the Community Development Financial […]

CDFI Fund: Application Demand for CY 2022 Round of NMTC Program Released

The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) announced today that it received 197 applications for the calendar year (CY) 2022 round of the New Markets Tax Credit Program (NMTC Program). The NMTC Program advances economic development in economically distressed communities by making tax credit […]

SBA: New HUBZone Map Update Expands Small Business Program Participation and Federal Contract Eligibility

Hundreds of Small Firms in Economically Disadvantaged Areas May Now Qualify for HUBZone Certification Today, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced the launch of a new Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) preview map, which shows that hundreds of firms in newly released designated underserved areas will become eligible to apply for HUBZone certification, […]

CDFI Fund: Annual Compliance, Certification and Reporting Obligations Reminder

Are you the Authorized Representative of an organization that has received a Community Development Financial Institutions Fund Award (CDFI Fund) Award and/or Allocation? If so, don’t forget that in order to maintain compliance with your Assistance and/or Allocation Agreement(s) you must complete and submit the annual compliance report(s) as specified […]

Census Bureau: New Dashboard Released to Explore Impacts of Federal Broadband Investments on Local Communities

The U.S. Census Bureau, in partnership with the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), today announced the launch of the ACCESS BROADBAND Dashboard. ACCESS BROADBAND stands for Advancing Critical Connectivity Expands Service, Small Business Resources, Opportunities, Access, and Data Based on Assessed Need and Demand Act. The new data tool shows […]

CDFI Fund: $194 Million Awarded to Spur CDFI Investment in Distressed and Underserved Areas Across the Nation

The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) awarded 252 Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) $194.1 million in Financial Assistance (FA) awards today. The awards, through the fiscal year (FY) 2022 round of the Community Development Financial Institutions Program (CDFI Program) and the Native American […]