EDA: Over $17 Million in American Rescue Plan Funds Invested Last Week

Last week, the following grants were made under the American Rescue Plan Funds program: August 10, 2022 – U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $587,395 in American Rescue Plan Funds to Strengthen Economic Development Organizations in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico August 9, 2022 – U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $5.4 Million in American Rescue […]

SBA: Paycheck Protection Program and Bank Fraud Enforcement Harmonization Act and the COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan Fraud Statute of Limitations Act Signed into Law

Today, Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman, head of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the voice for America’s 33 million small businesses in President Biden’s cabinet, issued the following statement on today’s signing of the Paycheck Protection Program and Bank Fraud Enforcement Harmonization Act and the COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan Fraud Statute of Limitations […]

SBA: Local Blitz Launched Touting Opportunities for Small Businesses to Help Build the Future of America

Ahead of a newly announced proclamation by President Biden to celebrate American workers, products and services in recognition of Made in America Week, SBA officials and members of the small business community participated in a series of engagements for the SBA’s “Build America, Buy American Month of Action.” From op-eds and interviews […]

SBA: Two Federal Advisory Committees Announced to Accelerate American Innovation and Access to Capital to Small Businesses and Startups

Today, Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman, head of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the voice for America’s 33 million small businesses and startups in President Biden’s Cabinet, announced the establishment of two new federal advisory committees, the Invention, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship Advisory Committee (IIEAC) and the Investment Capital Advisory Committee (ICAC), to accelerate support for […]

SBA: Funding Opportunity to Provide Entrepreneurship Training to Service-Disabled Veterans Announced

Today, the U.S. Small Business Administration announced a new funding opportunity for eligible non-profit organizations, state and local government agencies, private sector firms, and institutions of higher learning to provide entrepreneurship training to service-disabled veterans. The awarded organization(s) can use the funding to market, deliver, and scale existing service-disabled veteran entrepreneurs’ training […]

Census Bureau: Data Collection Begins for New Business Trends and Outlook Survey

The U.S. Census Bureau today announced the start of data collection for its new survey to measure business conditions on an ongoing basis. The Business Trends and Outlook Survey (BTOS) is the successor to the Small Business Pulse Survey(SBPS), a high-frequency survey that measured the effect of changing business conditions during the coronavirus […]

EDA: Last Week, Over $15 Million in American Rescue Plan Funds Invested

Last week, the following grants were made under the American Rescue Plan Funds program and the CARES Act Recovery Assistance program: July 6, 2022 – U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $2.5 Million in American Rescue Plan Funds to Establish Business Incubator in Fairhope, Alabama July 5, 2022 – U.S. Department of Commerce […]

Census Bureau: New Business Trends and Outlook Survey Announced to Replace the Small Business Pulse Survey

The U.S. Census Bureau today announced the launch of a new experimental survey to measure business conditions on an ongoing basis. The Business Trends and Outlook Survey (BTOS) is the successor to the Small Business Pulse Survey, a high-frequency survey that measured the effect of changing business conditions during the coronavirus pandemic […]