Joint Statement on Continued Efforts to Connect Homeowners to Pandemic Relief Issued

The Secretaries of Housing and Urban Development Marcia L. Fudge, Veterans Affairs Denis McDonough, Agriculture Tom Vilsack and Treasury Janet L. Yellen are calling on servicers of federally backed mortgages to make every effort to ensure no individual or family unduly experiences unnecessary hardship or foreclosure while assistance is available […]

EDA: $3 Million in CARES Act Recovery Assistance Invested to Expand High-Speed Internet in Michigan’s Eastern Upper Peninsula

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $3 million CARES Act Recovery Assistance grant to Merit Network, Inc., Ann Arbor, Michigan, to support construction of a 70-mile, middle-mile fiber optic infrastructure, which will expand access to high-speed internet […]

EDA: Over $52.4 Million in American Rescue Plan Funds Invested to Support Economic Development and Put People Back to Work

These projects were made possible by regional planning efforts led by the South Carolina Appalachian Council of Governments (SCACOG). EDA funds SCACOG to bring together the public and private sectors to create an economic development roadmap to strengthen the regional economy, support private capital investment, and create jobs. This project […]

Census Bureau: Small Business Pulse Survey Phase 8 Weekly Data Released

The U.S. Census Bureau today released new data from Phase 8 of the Small Business Pulse Survey (SBPS), which measures the effect of changing business conditions during the coronavirus pandemic and other major events such as hurricanes on our nation’s small businesses. The SBPS complements existing Census Bureau data by providing detailed, […]

Census Bureau: Household Pulse Survey Phase 3.4 Monthly Data Released

The U.S. Census Bureau today released new data from phase 3.4 of the experimental Household Pulse Survey (HPS). Phase 3.4 includes a new question on receipt/intention to receive a COVID-19 vaccine booster; modifications to questions relating to children’s vaccinations that expand response options to include children’s age categories; modified reference periods for […]

EDA: $1.8 Million in CARES Act Recovery Assistance Invested to Increase High-Speed Internet Connectivity in Grant County, OR

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $1.8 million CARES Act Recovery Assistance grant to the city of John Day, Oregon, to increase internet connectivity in Grant County. This project will support community broadband enhancements in the cities […]

HUD: FHA Adds 40-Year Mortage Modification with Partial Claim to Home Retention Options for Struggling Borrowers

Addition to loss mitigation home retention options allows servicers to assist additional FHA forward mortgage borrowers who are behind on mortgage payments due to COVID-19. The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) announced on Monday that it is adding a new, 40-year mortgage modification option for mortgage servicers to use in conjunction with its […]

Census Bureau: Small Business Pulse Survey Phase 8 Weekly Data Released

The U.S. Census Bureau today released new data from Phase 8 of the Small Business Pulse Survey (SBPS), which measures the effect of changing business conditions during the coronavirus pandemic and other major events such as hurricanes on our nation’s small businesses. The SBPS complements existing Census Bureau data by providing detailed, […]

EDA: $1.1 Million in CARES Act Recovery Assistance Invested for Biotechnology Expansion to Develop Treatments for COVID-19 in Brooklyn, NY

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $1.1 million CARES Act Recovery Assistance grant to BioBAT, Inc., Brooklyn, New York, for the renovation of workspace designated for two biotechnology companies. This investment will support the development of products […]