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; […]

CDFI Fund: Request for Information about NMTC Program Native Initiative Released

Today, the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) released a Request for Information related to an upcoming procurement that is part of a broader effort to increase New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) investment in Federal Indian Reservations, Off-Reservation Trust Lands, Hawaiian Home Lands, and Alaska Native Village Statistical Areas (NMTC Native […]

SBA: Last Call for Restaurant Revitalization Fund Applications

Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman announced that eligible eating establishments have until Monday, May 24, 8 p.m. ET, to submit applications to the Restaurant Revitalization Fund. “If our nation’s food and beverage industry is going to fully recover, we must ensure as many of the hardest-hit businesses get the economic aid […]

SBA: Application Data Results Announced for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund

Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman, head of the U.S. Small Business Administration, today is announcing the latest application data results for the $28.6 billion Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF), passed as part of the American Rescue Plan, and signed into law by President Joe Biden. The RRF has received more than 147,000 applications from […]

SBA: 16,000 Restaurant Revitalization Fund Awards Funded

First wave of approved restaurant applicants to receive vital American Rescue Plan funding just one week after the SBA opened for applications Today, the U.S. Small Business Administration will begin delivering economic relief from the Restaurant Revitalization Fund, established by the American Rescue Plan and signed into law by President Joe Biden, […]