SBA: New Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Supplemental Awards Begun

Program has delivered over $10 billion in economic relief to 12,000 venues across the nation Today, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman announced the SBA began supplemental award notifications to eligible applicants this week, through the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) program. Thus far, the SBA has awarded over $10 billion in economic relief […]

SBA: Hurricane Ida Assistance Tops $110 Million

SBA Disaster Relief is Reaching Small Businesses, Homeowners, Renters, and Nonprofits Across Impacted States Isabella Casillas Guzman, Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced today that the agency has delivered more than $110 million in disaster rescue funds to small businesses, homeowners, renters, and nonprofit organizations recovering from damages caused […]

CDFI Fund: $5 Billion in New Markets Tax Credits Announced

The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) announced $5 billion in New Markets Tax Credits today that will spur investment and economic growth in low-income urban and rural communities nationwide. A total of 100 Community Development Entities (CDEs) were awarded tax credit allocations, made […]

SBA: Supplemental Grant Applications for Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Awardees Opened

Awards Expected to Begin Going out within Two Weeks Today, the U.S. Small Business Administration announced it will begin sending invitations for supplemental awards for the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program. Per the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Non-profits and Venues Act, SVOG supplemental awards are to be provided to those who received an […]

SBA: New Milestone Reached with $7.5 Billion in Shuttered Venue Operators Grants Awarded to over 10,000 Venues

Unique program distributes grants to venues in the nation’s 50 states and several U.S. territories directly impacted by COVID-19 Today, the U.S. Small Business Administration reached a new milestone of successfully awarding over $7.5 billion in Shuttered Venue Operators Grants (SVOGs) to more than 10,000 hard-hit live entertainment small businesses, nonprofits, and venues. The […]

EDA: $4.9 Million in CARES Act Recovery Assistance Invested to Support Kenosha Innovation Neighborhood Project in Kenosha, WI

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $4.9 million CARES Act Recovery Assistance grant to the city of Kenosha, Wisconsin, for road and sewer infrastructure improvements at the 107-acre Kenosha Innovation Neighborhood project. This EDA grant, to be […]

SBA: Closure of Restaurant Revitalization Fund Program Announced

Over 100k restaurants were awarded $28.6 billion; Average award was $283K Today, U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Isabel Guzman announces the closure of the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) program, signed into law by President Joe Biden as part of the American Rescue Plan. The program provided much needed economic aid to restaurants and […]

FDIC & Federal Reserve: List of Distressed or Underserved Nonmetropolitan Middle-Income Geographies Released

The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation today announced the availability of the 2021 list of distressed or underserved nonmetropolitan middle-income geographies. These are geographic areas where revitalization or stabilization activities are eligible to receive Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) consideration under the […]

Agencies Extend Favorable CRA Consideration for Revitalization Activities in Areas of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands Affected by Hurricane Maria

The federal bank regulatory agencies today announced they are extending the period for giving favorable consideration under Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) regulations to institutions located outside of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, for bank activities that continue to help revitalize or stabilize these areas devastated by Hurricane Maria […]

HUD: $160 Million Awarded to Five Communities to Revitalize Housing, Invest in Neighborhoods

 U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Marcia L. Fudge on Wednesday announced that five communities have received a combined $160 million to redevelop severely distressed housing and spur comprehensive revitalization under the federal Choice Neighborhoods Initiative. HUD has named Camden, New Jersey; Cleveland, Ohio; Detroit, Michigan; Fort Myers, Florida; […]