ABA Foundation: Eight Banks Honored With 7th Annual Community Commitment Awards

Banks of all sizes earn prestigious industry awards for programs addressing range of community issues Eight banks earned American Bankers Association Foundation’s highest honor today by being named Community Commitment Award winners for 2019. The annual awards recognize banks for their corporate social responsibility efforts in categories ranging from affordable housing to […]

SBA: 2020 National Small Business Week Award Nomination Period Now Open

The U.S. Small Business Administration is now accepting nominations for its 2020 National Small Business Week Awards. Every year since 1963, the President of the United States has issued a proclamation announcing National Small Business Week (NSBW), which recognizes the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners. As […]

CDFI Fund: CY 2019 NMTC Applicant FAQs Updated

The Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) has posted on its website: an updated NMTC Program Allocation Application Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) document; a revised 2019 NMTC Program Allocation Application; and a pre-recorded webinar demonstrating the application submission process in AMIS. The updates to these documents are provided in […]

SBA: Boots to Business Program Reaches 100,000 Veteran Participant Milestone

The U.S. Small Business Administration announced this week that more than 100,000 current and aspiring veteran business owners have participated in the Boots to Business training course since the program began in January 2013. “The SBA is all about powering the American dream. This is no different for the veteran business community,” said Larry […]

EDA: $48 Million Invested to Support Natural Disaster Recovery and Resiliency Efforts in Texas

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is investing $48 million in the state of Texas to help it prepare for natural disasters and promote economic resiliency and business growth. The EDA grants, some of which are to be located in Tax Cuts […]

EDA: $28.6 Million Invested to Support Growth of the Medical Sector in the U.S. Virgin Islands Following 2017 Hurricanes

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is investing $28.6 million in the University of the Virgin Islands, Charlotte Amalie, to support efforts to diversify and strengthen the resiliency of the Island economy by helping to grow the medical sector. The two […]

EDA: $7.3 Million Invested in Infrastructure and Workforce Training Efforts in California Opportunity Zones

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is investing $7.3 million in the state of California to help build and repair critical infrastructure and advance workforce training efforts. The grants, to be located in or to serve Tax Cuts and Jobs Act designated Opportunity Zone, […]

EDA: $5 Million Invested to Establish New Workforce Training Center in Houston, TX Opportunity Zone

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $5 million grant to SER-Jobs for Progress of the Texas Gulf Coast, Inc., Houston, Texas, to help establish a new workforce training center that will help develop skilled workers to support the […]

EDA: $3 Million Invested to Boost Workforce Training Opportunities in San Bernardino, CA Opportunity Zone

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $3 million grant to the San Bernardino Community College District, San Bernardino, California, to modernize two existing buildings for a new workforce development facility. The EDA grant, to be located in a Tax […]

EDA: $3 Million Invested to Establish Workforce Training Facility in Gray, KY Opportunity Zone

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $3 million grant to KCEOC Community Action Partnership, Inc., of Gray, Kentucky, to help develop a workforce training facility in Barbourville. The grant, to be located in a Tax Cuts and Jobs Act designated Opportunity […]