Federal Banking Agencies to Host the 2020 National Interagency Community Reinvestment Conference in Denver, CO

The 2020 National Interagency Community Reinvestment Conference takes place in Denver from March 9 to 12. The conference is hosted by the three federal banking agencies, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, and […]

CDFI Fund: FY 2020 CDFI Bond Guarantee Program Application Workshop Registration Now Open

In anticipation of the fiscal year (FY) 2020 round of the CDFI Bond Guarantee Program, which is expected to launch early this spring, the CDFI Fund is conducting one (1) two-day workshop for potential applicants on the Qualified Issuer and Guarantee Application requirements. This workshop will cover the basics of […]

EDA: $2.3 Million Invested to Boost Workforce Training Opportunities in Idaho

 Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $2.3 million grant to Idaho State University in Pocatello, Idaho, to construct a new technical education and training facility on campus. The EDA grant, to be located near a Tax Cuts and Jobs […]

EDA: $2.6 Million Invested to Support Workforce Training Opportunities in Clinton, NC Opportunity Zone

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $2.6 million grant to Sampson Community College of Clinton, North Carolina to increase the number of skilled workers available to meet regional trucking industry needs by expanding the college’s truck driving school. […]

SBA: FDIC & SBA Update Money Smart for Small Business Credit and Banking Modules

The U.S. Small Business Administration and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation have released two updates to the popular Money Smart for Small Business curriculum. The updated modules focus on banking and credit. They are available for SBA Resource Partners, financial institutions and economic development organizations to help train entrepreneurs and small business owners.  Money […]

ABA: America’s Banks Aim to Reach “One Million Minds” through ABA Foundation Financial Education Initiatives in 2020

ABA Foundation programs call for banker volunteers to join growing, industry-wide efforts designed to help local communities The American Bankers Association Foundation today launched its 2020 financial education registration campaign, calling on banker volunteers to register for a range of successful, industry-wide programs designed to enhance financial education across the country. In […]

SBA: Workshops on Applying for Women’s Business Center Grants Set for Feb. 4-5, 2020 in South Carolina

Funding Available to Help Train South Carolina’s Women Entrepreneurs he U.S. Small Business Administration will hold roundtable training sessions in Columbia and Charleston, South Carolina on best practices regarding the Women’s Business Center grant application opportunity. Columbia: Tuesday, Feb. 4 at 10 a.m. ESTBenedict College Business Development Center2601 Read St, Columbia, S.C. […]

HUD: Building HOME Online Training Series Launched

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today launched the new Building HOME online training series for the HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) Program. Building HOME online training is an interactive, self-paced online training which guides grantees through 12 modules, providing a foundation of the regulatory requirements of the program […]

EDA: Investment Made to Support Business Education in New York

Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $800,000 grant to TruFund Financial Services, Inc., of New York, New York to support the Hunts PoinEt Growth and Resiliency Program. The two-year program will provide business education classes and one-on-one counseling led by TruFund staff and […]

Federal Reserve: New Twitter Account Launched to Highlight Research, Conferences, and More

The Federal Reserve Board on Wednesday launched a new Twitter account aimed at increasing access to the research done by the more than 400 economists and other research staff at the Board. The new account—@FedResearch—will highlight research published in the Board’s working papers and notes series, other staff articles, and […]