HUD: Community Compass Technical Assistance and Capacity-Building Program Seeking Technical Assistance Providers

Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is announcing the availability of at least $80,681,000 for the Community Compass TA Program and capacity-building activities for HUD’s customers. This program is focused on solving complex housing and community development challenges by equipping HUD customers with the knowledge, skills, […]

SBA: Applications for the SBA Veteran Small Business Certification Program Now Open

Today, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)began accepting applications through the Veteran Small Business Certification (VetCert) program as part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s commitment to expanding access to resources for Veterans and other underserved populations. The improvements in the customer experience for Veteran entrepreneurs and business owners made by VetCert will build upon the […]

CDFI Fund: FY 2022 CDFI Program and NACA Program Technical Assistance Awards Announced

Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) announced that 218 organizations received $27.57 million in Technical Assistance awards to build their capacity to provide services to low-income and underserved people and communities across America. The awards were made through the fiscal year (FY) […]

SBA: $7.2 Million in PRIME Grants Awarded to Help Emerging Micro-Entrepreneurs Gain Access to Capital

Grants Will Help 38 Small Business Support Organizations Provide Technical Assistance and Training Services to Economically Disadvantaged Businesses, Rural Small Businesses, and Foreign Language Entrepreneurs   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, announced a $7.2 […]

EDA: Over $85 Million in American Rescue Plan Funds Invested Last Week

The following grants were made under the American Rescue Plan Funds program: September 21, 2022 – U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $2.5 Million in American Rescue Plan Funds to Boost High Speed Internet Connectivity in Southwest Louisiana September 20, 2022 – U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $5.3 Million in American Rescue Plan […]

SBA: New Collaboration with Operation HOPE Announced in Los Angeles Aimed at Empowering Black-Owned Small Businesses

Through New Alliance, Administrator Guzman, CEO Bryant, and Local Stakeholders Will Join Forces to Raise Awareness of Tools and Resources to Benefit Entrepreneurs from Underserved Communities Across the Nation Today, Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman, head of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the voice for America’s 33 million small businesses […]

SBA: Return of ChallengerHer, the Government Contracting Education Initiative for Women Entrepreneurs, Announced

ChallengeHer is celebrating 10 years of helping women-owned small businesses access federal contracts WASHINGTON –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, announced the return of ChallengeHer—a government contracting education initiative to help women-owned small business gain […]

SBA: New Board Chair and Selection of New Members Announced for the National Small Business Development Center Advisory Board

The Board is embarking on an outreach and engagement effort to strengthen the program – Townhall planned for Fall 2022 WASHINGTON – Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman, head of the U.S. Small Business Administration and the voice for America’s 33 million small businesses in President Biden’s Cabinet, announces the selection of new advisory board leadership […]

SBA: New Collaboration and Webinar Series Announced to Help the Small Business Community Navigate Economic Challenges

“The Bottom Line” webinar series will bring together SBA officials, small business advocates, and economic experts for discussions on how to address economic challenges facing small businesses today. On Monday, August 22, Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman, head of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the voice for America’s 33 million small businesses […]

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 […]