Training

Census Bureau: Webinar Scheduled on New “My Community Explorer for Puerto Rico” Tool for Underserved and At-Risk Communities

The U.S. Census Bureau is scheduled to hold a webinar on Feb. 22 at 11:30 a.m. ET to show attendees how to use the new “My Community Explorer (MCE) for Puerto Rico 1.0” tool. The tool displays natural disaster layers, such as hurricanes, and shows the impact of significant disasters on at-risk communities and underserved…

SBA: 200,000th Boots to Business Entrepreneurship Course Trainee Graduates

Federal Program Helps Veterans Transition from Service to Startup Today, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced the 200,000th graduate of the Boots to Business (B2B) program. This milestone re-emphasizes the long-standing importance of military-connected entrepreneurs to the nation’s economy and celebrates 11 years of B2B instructor achievements nationwide and overseas.  “SBA’s Boots to Business program is about strengthening…

SBA: Empower to Grow Announced, a Revitalization of the 7(j) Training Program to Enhance Small Disadvantaged Business Contract Readiness

Improvements to 7(j) Training Program Comes as SBA Releases New Data Showing Increase in Contracting Dollars for Small Disadvantaged Businesses Today, Administrator Isabel Casillas Guzman, head of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the voice in President Biden’s Cabinet for America’s more than 33 million small businesses, announced a slate of major improvements to the implementation of the…

SBA: America’s Seed Fund Week and Road Tour Announced

Nationwide Events Connect Entrepreneurs With SBIR/STTR Funding Agencies That Support Cutting-Edge Technology Development Today, Administrator Isabel Casillas Guzman, head of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the voice for America’s more than 33 million small businesses in President Biden’s Cabinet, kicked off America’s Seed Fund Weekwith remarks highlighting the upcoming 2024 Seed Fund Road Tour as well as the…

CDFI Fund: Webinar on Revised CDFI Certification Application Scheduled for January 31st

The Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) will conduct a live webinar to assist organizations in understanding the requirements of the revised CDFI Certification Application. This webinar will be held to discuss updates to the Application FAQs, available new materials, and to take any additional questions. Webinar Details Viewing this webinar requires the use…

CDFI Fund: Webinar Scheduled on CDFI Certification Changes to the Annual Certification and Data Collection Report and Transaction Level Report with Supplemental Guidance

The Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) will conduct a live webinar to walk organizations through the requirements of the revised Annual Certification and Data Collection Report (ACR) and Transaction Level Report (TLR) as part of the CDFI Fund’s revised Certification Application and policies. The webinar will not address questions on the revised CDFI…

Federal Bank Regulatory Agencies Release Webinar on New CRA Regualtions

The federal bank regulatory agencies today jointly issued a pre-recorded webinar on the interagency final rule to strengthen and modernize regulations implementing the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA).  The nearly one-hour video provides an overview of the new CRA rule issued on October 24, 2023, and its objectives.  Additional topics in the recording include assessment areas, community development, evaluation…

EDA: $3.1 Million Invested to Boost Business Development and Workforce Training Efforts in Wisconsin

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo announced the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is investing $3.1 million in the state of Wisconsin to make critical infrastructure improvements and equipment purchases necessary to support current and future business needs. The EDA investments announced today are: “President Biden is committed to supporting American communities and growing…

EDA: $2.5 Million Invested to Boost Business and Workforce Training Efforts in Illinois

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo announced the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is investing $2.5 million in the state of Illinois for infrastructure improvements needed to support current and future business needs and to support workforce development in the clean energy sector. The EDA investments announced today are: “President Biden is committed to…

EDA: $2.2 Million Invested to Expand Construction Training and Business Development in Arkansas

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo announced the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is investing $2.2 million in the state of Arkansas to support expanded workforce training and business development.  The EDA investments announced today are: “President Biden’s Investing in America agenda is boosting the nation’s economy by creating jobs and new business opportunities,” said…