EDA: $500,000 Invested to Boost Advanced Manufacturing Training Opportunities and Jobs in North Central Indiana

Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $500,000 grant to Ivy Tech Community College, Kokomo, Indiana, to help establish the Center of Excellence in Advanced Manufacturing. This project will provide autonomous robots and other equipment needed to help the Center prepare trainees for in-demand […]

HUD: $5.5 Million Awarded to HBCUs to Conduct Housing and Community Development Research

Funding a part of HUD efforts to diversify housing research Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced awards totaling $5.5 million for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to Texas Southern University and North Carolina A&T University to establish or bolster existing Centers of Excellence (COE) […]

SBA: New HUBZone Map Update Expands Small Business Program Participtaion 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: $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 […]

EDA: U.S. Department of Commerce Seeks Public Input on New Recompete Pilot Program That Supercharges Communities with High Unemployment

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is seeking public input on its new Recompete Pilot Program that will make focused investments in distressed communities across the country, creating and connecting workers to good jobs and supporting long-term comprehensive economic development by helping to reduce the high, prime-age (25 to […]

EDA: $958,960 Invested for Sewer System Upgrades in Support of Job Creation and Business Growth in Henry County, VA

Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $958,960 grant to Henry County, Virginia, to support business and job growth efforts by extending local water and sewer service. This project will provide for the construction of a pump station, sewer line, and other improvements to […]

HUD: $5.5 Million in Funding Opportunity Announced for Hispanic Serving Institutions

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced that it will make available $5.5 million for Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs) to establish research Centers of Excellence (COEs) to conduct housing and community development research. This funding opportunity will help strengthen capacity and invest in innovative and actionable research to address […]

HUD: First-Ever Blueprint to Decarbonize America’s Transportation Sector Released

Landmark Blueprint Will Advance the President’s Clean Transportation Agenda, Slashing Consumer Costs, Improving Public Health, and Increasing the Nation’s Energy Security The Biden-Harris Administration today released the U.S. National Blueprint for Transportation Decarbonization. Developed by the Departments of Energy, Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and the Environmental Protection Agency, the […]

HUD: Over $9 Million Awarded to Public Housing Agencies for Jobs Plus Program

Awards will help bridge the wealth gap by connecting residents of public housing to employment and education The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded over $9 million to 4 Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) to help families increase their earned income and improve their economic mobility through […]

SBA: New Regional Grants Awarded to Spur Innovation and Support High-Quality Jobs

Additional grant awards will support agriculture technology growth in Oregon, unmanned and robotic vehicle manufacturing in Mississippi  Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman, head of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the voice for America’s 33.2 million small businesses in President Biden’s Cabinet, announced additional grants designed to create or sustain innovation initiatives […]