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SBA Awards Grants to 21 Organizations To Support Small Business Innovation

SBA Awards Grants to 21 Organizations To Support Small Business Innovation

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration will award up to $125,000 in grants to 16 Federal and State Technology (FAST) Partnership Program recipients including state and local economic development agencies, business development centers, colleges and universities and up to $200,000 in grants to 5 Small Business Technology Development Read more
SBA and Operation HOPE Renew Alliance to Promote Financial Education

SBA and Operation HOPE Renew Alliance to Promote Financial Education

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration and Operation HOPE, Inc., today renewed its Strategic Alliance Memorandum (SAM) to promote financial education and encourage economic empowerment through entrepreneurship. “This is an important step toward helping more entrepreneurs look beyond their neighborhoods to engage not only in the Read more
HUD OFFERS NEXT ROUND OF PLANNING GRANTS TO HELP TRANSFORM COMMUNITIES

HUD OFFERS NEXT ROUND OF PLANNING GRANTS TO HELP TRANSFORM COMMUNITIES

Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grants to help communities revitalize distressed areas WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced the availability of new funding to help local communities across the country to redevelop severely distressed public and HUD-assisted housing and transform surrounding Read more
USDA Announces New Private Funds to Make Investments in Rural America

USDA Announces New Private Funds to Make Investments in Rural America

WASHINGTON – The US Department of Agriculture announced the launch of two new private funds, known as Rural Business Investment Companies (RBICs), which make equity investments in rural businesses, helping them grow and create jobs. This announcement is part of USDA’s ongoing efforts to help attract private sector capital to Read more
Provident bank Foundation Offering Funds to Build Stronger Communities

Provident bank Foundation Offering Funds to Build Stronger Communities

The Provident Bank Foundation is committed to enhancing the quality of life in New Jersey and Pennsylvania communities in Provident Bank’s marketplace. Since its founding in 2003, the Provident Bank Foundation has granted more than $19 million to not-for-profit organizations and institutions working toward stronger communities. The Provident Read more
Fellowship Program To Award up to $300k for Innovative Community Development Ideas

Fellowship Program To Award up to $300k for Innovative Community Development Ideas

The Rhode Island Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2015 Rhode Island Innovation Fellowship, an annual program to stimulate solutions to the state’s challenges. Made possible through the vision and generosity of philanthropists Letitia and John Carter, the program will award two applicants up to $300,000 over three years to Read more
Competition Announced To Designate Promise Zones

Competition Announced To Designate Promise Zones

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julián Castro joined U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, and Education Secretary Arne Duncan to announce a competition to designate a new round of Promise Zones. These Promise Zones are Read more
Durham Seeking Community Input on Affordable Housing Near Transit

Durham Seeking Community Input on Affordable Housing Near Transit

DURHAM, NC –  With light-rail transit on the drawing board following approval of a half-cent sales tax in Durham and Chapel Hill, the Durham City/County Planning Department is co-sponsoring a community meeting to encourage development of affordable housing near rail lines. The meeting, the kick-off of a four-part strategy, is scheduled for Read more
SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available to Idaho Small Businesses

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available to Idaho Small Businesses

SACRAMENTO, CA – The Small Business Administration announced Small, non-farm businesses in the Idaho counties of Bonneville, Fremont, Jefferson, Madison and Teton are now eligible to apply for low-interest federal disaster loans from the U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA).  “These loans offset economic losses because of reduced Read more
HHS Announces Availability of $100M in Funding to Expand Access to Primary Care Through New Community Health Centers

HHS Announces Availability of $100M in Funding to Expand Access to Primary Care Through New Community Health Centers

Washington, DC–HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell announced today the availability of $100 million from the Affordable Care Act to support an estimated 150 new health center sites across the country in 2015. New health center sites will increase access to comprehensive, affordable, high quality primary health care services in the Read more