HUD: Council on Foundations and HUD Announce Winners of 2022 Secretary’s Award for Public-Philanthropic Partnerships

This week, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Council on Foundations (COF) announced the winners of the 2022 Secretary’s Award for Public-Philanthropic Partnerships.The Secretary’s Award for Public-Philanthropic Partnerships recognizes excellence in partnerships that have both transformed the relationships between the public and philanthropic sectors and […]

EDA: $2.6 Million Invested to Establish the Building Resilient Economies in Coal Communities Initiative

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $2.6 million grant to the National Association of Counties (NACo) to lead a coal-focused Community of Practice called the Building Resilient Economies in Coal Communities Initiative. The establishment of this multi-organizational, […]

EDA: $1.3 Million Invested to Boost Industrial Production in Union County, AR

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $1.3 million grant to Union County, Arkansas, to make railroad and other infrastructure improvements at the El Dorado Industrial Park. This project will construct railroad spurs and a cross-docking facility to […]

Census Bureau: New Business Trends and Outlook Survey Announced to Replace the Small Business Pulse Survey

The U.S. Census Bureau today announced the launch of a new experimental survey to measure business conditions on an ongoing basis. The Business Trends and Outlook Survey (BTOS) is the successor to the Small Business Pulse Survey, a high-frequency survey that measured the effect of changing business conditions during the coronavirus pandemic […]

SBA: Landmark Collaboration with Historically Black Fraternities and Sororities to Address the Wealth Gap Through Black Entrepreneurship Announced

First of its Kind Agreement That Will Focus on Improving Financial Literacy, Outreach and Capital Access Opportunities Across Communities Today, Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman, head of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the voice for America’s 32.5 million small businesses in President Biden’s Cabinet, signed a Strategic Alliance Memorandum (SAM)–an authority unique to […]

EDA: Last Week, Over $19 Million in American Rescue Plan Funds Invested

Last week, the following grants were made under the American Rescue Plan Funds program of the CARES Act Recovery Assistance program: June 14, 2022 – U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $8 Million in American Rescue Plan Funds to Support Tribal Enterprises on the Fort Independence Reservation June 14, 2022 – U.S. Department […]

EDA: $5.3 Million Invested to Support Tech-Based Business Growth in Grenada, MS

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $5.3 million grant to the Grenada County Board of Supervisors, Grenada, Mississippi, to bolster the region’s technology sector by improving access to Grenada Technology Park North. This EDA project will construct […]