HUD: Over $18 Million Awarded to 33 States to Provide Housing Assistance for Veterans

Vouchers will provide housing for veterans experiencing homelessness The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on Monday awarded over $18 million in HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) vouchers to 103 Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) in 33 states across the country to support veterans experiencing homelessness. This round of […]

CFPB: DOJ and CFPB Put Landlords and Mortgage Servicies on Notice about Servicmembers’ and Veterans’ Rights

Joint letters remind landlords and mortgage servicers to adhere to the CARES Act and additional legal requirements under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) issued two joint letters today regarding important legal housing protections for military families. One letter […]

Census Bureau: New Data on Minority-Owned, Veteran-Owned, and Women-Owned Businesses Released

The U.S. Census Bureau today released new estimates on the characteristics of employer businesses. According to the 2020 Annual Business Survey (ABS), which covers reference year 2019, approximately 18.7% (1.1 million) of U.S. employer businesses were minority-owned, veteran-owned businesses made up about 5.7% (331,151) of all businesses.  About 20.9% (1.2 million) of businesses were […]

SBA: National Veterans Small Business Week Scheduled for November 1st through 5th

Events will highlight the Agency’s efforts to support the Nation’s Nearly 1.8 million veteran-owned small businesses through its 22 Veterans Business Outreach Centers The U.S. Small Business Administration will celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit and resilience of our veteran small business owners during National Veterans Small Business Week, Nov. 1-5, 2021. “National Veterans Small […]

HUD: $4.4 Million Awarded to 28 Tribes to Provide Permanent Homes for Native American Veterans

Grants will provide housing for Native American Veterans experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), has awarded $4.4 million in Tribal HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (Tribal HUD-VASH) grants to 28 Tribes […]

SBA: Funding Awarded for Veteran Federal Procurement Entrepreneurship Training Program

The U.S. Small Business Administration today announced the awarding of $500,000 in a grant agreement with the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce Community Foundation’s National Center for the Veteran Institute for Procurement (VIP) to deliver the SBA’s Veteran Federal Procurement Entrepreneurship Training Program.   The funding opportunity, offered by SBA’s Office of Veterans Business […]

SBA: Humboldt State University Awarded $258,000 to Launch a Veterans Business Outreach Center

 The U.S. Small Business Administration awarded over $258,000 in funding to Humboldt State University to provide training and counseling as a Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC) serving veteran small business owners in Northern California (to include all counties north of Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles, and San Bernardino counties). The funding […]

SBA: Extension of $100 Million Grant “Community Navigator Pilot” Program Proposals to July 23, 2021 Announced

Grant program to strengthen outreach to businesses in underserved communities enacted through the American Rescue Plan Today, the U.S. Small Business Administration  announced the extended application date for its new Community Navigator Pilot Program. SBA will now accept proposal submissions through July 23, 2021, and anticipates making award decisions by September […]

SBA: Council on Underserved Communities Reconvened

Administrator Guzman restores Council to address the immediate needs and concerns of underserved and underrepresented communities hit hard by COVID-19 The U.S. Small Business Administration announced today that it is reconvening the Council on Underserved Communities (CUC) under the authority of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). In conjunction with the Biden-Harris […]

SBA: Funding Competition Announced for Organizations Providing Federal Procurement Training to Veteran Entrepreneuers

 The U.S. Small Business Administration today announced that non-profit organizations and private sector firms are now eligible to compete for funding of up to $500,000 to deliver federal procurement training to veteran and service-disabled veteran entrepreneurs. The application period begins today through July 12, 2021. Up to two awardees will use […]