SBA: Funding Awarded to Organizations Delivering Entrepreneurship Training to Women Veterans and Military Spouses

The  U.S. Small Business Administration today awarded $300,000 in grants to three organizations offering entrepreneurship training to women service members, veterans and military spouses. The funding opportunity, offered by SBA’s Office of Veterans Business Development, supports each organization’s entrepreneurial programs for women who serve in our military and veteran communities. Each awardee was […]

EDA: $13 Million Invested to Build Disaster Resilient Business Incubator in Puerto Rico Opportunity Zone

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $13 million grant to the University of Puerto Rico in Ponce to establish a disaster resilient research and business facility to support high-growth businesses focused on the health and medical tourism industries. […]

SBA: Joint Statement on the Resumption of the Paycheck Protection Program

Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration Jovita Carranza and U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin issued the following statement today on the resumption of the Payroll Protection Program (PPP): “We are pleased that President Trump has signed into law the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act, which […]

EDA: $1.95 Million Invested to Establish Entrepreneurial Center in Johnstown, PA

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding $1.95 million grant to the Johnstown Regional Development Authority of Johnstown, Pennsylvania, to build a new entrepreneurial center to house growing small businesses. The center will also help persons recovering from opioid addiction […]

Federal Bank Regulators Issue Interim Final Rule for Paycheck Protection Program

The federal bank regulatory agencies today announced an interim final rule to encourage lending to small businesses through the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program, or PPP.  The PPP was established by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act, and provides loans to small businesses so […]

EDA: $2.5 Million Invested to Establish New Business Incubator in Valdosta, GA Opportunity Zone

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $2.5 million grant to the Valdosta and Lowndes Chamber of Commerce in Valdosta, Georgia to fund the construction of a new business incubator. The EDA grant, to be located in a Tax Cuts […]

EDA: $1.5 Million Invested to Boost Entrepreneurial Development Efforts in Disaster-Impacted Fargo, ND

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $1.5 million grant to the North Dakota State University (NDSU) Research & Technology Park in Fargo, North Dakota, to advance entrepreneurial development efforts. The EDA grant will help NDSU purchase equipment for […]

SBA: Services Expanded for Women Entrepreneurs in West Virginia

Applications accepted through March 23, 2020 The U.S. Small Business Administration is accepting grant applications for a new Women’s Business Center in West Virginia. This expansion of SBA services is part of the agency’s priority to open more doors for women entrepreneurs and increase access to resources in socially and economically disadvantaged […]

SBA: Services Expanded for Women Entrepreneurs in South Carolina

 The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is accepting grant applications for a new Women’s Business Center in South Carolina. This expansion of SBA services is part of the agency’s priority to open more doors for women entrepreneurs and increase access to resources in socially and economically disadvantaged communities. “This new grant opportunity […]

EDA: $1.5 Million Invested to Repurpose Historic Building in Venango County, PA Opportunity Zone

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $1.5 million grant to Venango County Economic Development Authority of Franklin, Pennsylvania, to renovate the third floor of the historic Oil City National Bank Building for use as a Business Innovation Center. […]