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Federal Government Announces $59 Million in Loans and Grants to Increase Economic Opportunity, Microenterprise Development

Federal Government Announces $59 Million in Loans and Grants to Increase Economic Opportunity, Microenterprise Development

PIKEVILLE, KY.– USDA Rural Development Acting Under Secretary Doug O’Brien today announced the selection of 85 utilities and development organizations for loans and grants to support rural business activities that will boost economic growth in rural communities. “These USDA investments capitalize rural small businesses, which allows 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
Limited Time Opening:  Consulting Packages

Limited Time Opening: Consulting Packages

  This program is not a RETAIL program.  You must apply and the process is only open a FEW TIMES EACH YEAR! As our packages start at $1500, please note there is a cost to engaging any work. Still Interested?  CLICK HERE AND FILL OUT OUR APPLICATION!   We seek the following: Serious Investors Knowledgeable [...] Read more
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USDA Announces Investments to Increase Economic Activity in Rural Areas and on Native Lands

USDA Announces Investments to Increase Economic Activity in Rural Areas and on Native Lands

BURLINGTON, VT – Agriculture Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden announced that USDA is investing in rural businesses and development organizations to spur economic growth in rural areas and in Tribal communities. “These investments are part of the Obama Administration’s ongoing efforts to help rural and Tribal communities that have the Read more
Disaster Assistance Available to California Organizations

Disaster Assistance Available to California Organizations

SACRAMENTO, CA-Low-interest federal disaster loans are now available to certain private, nonprofit organizations (PNPs) in California, following President Obama’s federal disaster declaration for Public Assistance as a result of an earthquake during the period of August 24 – September 7, 2014, announced Maria Contreras-Sweet, Administrator of Read more
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U.S. Department of Commerce Announces $15 Million Grant Competition to Spur Regional Innovation

U.S. Department of Commerce Announces $15 Million Grant Competition to Spur Regional Innovation

WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today announced the launch of the Economic Development Administration’s (EDA) $15 million 2014 Regional Innovation Strategies Program competition to spur innovation capacity-building activities in regions across the nation. Under this program, EDA is soliciting applications for three Read more
Obama Administration Settlement With Bank of America To Build FHA Fund, Provide Billions In Consumer Relief

Obama Administration Settlement With Bank of America To Build FHA Fund, Provide Billions In Consumer Relief

Washington, DC – The Obama Administration announced an almost $17 billion global settlement with Bank of America. $1 billion of the total settlement amount resolves claims arising from allegations of fraud involving certain Federal Housing Administration (FHA)-insured single-family mortgage loans and a failure to perform under its servicing Read more
USDA Seeks Applications for Grants to Increase Economic Opportunity and Improve the Quality of Life in Rural Areas

USDA Seeks Applications for Grants to Increase Economic Opportunity and Improve the Quality of Life in Rural Areas

WASHINGTON, DC– Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that USDA is seeking applications for grants that will be awarded to organizations to provide critical financial and technical assistance to recipients to develop and strengthen their capacity to carry out housing, community facilities and community and economic development projects. Read more
USDA Announces Grants to Help Veterans and Minority Farmers Get Started in Agriculture

USDA Announces Grants to Help Veterans and Minority Farmers Get Started in Agriculture

WASHINGTON — Today, USDA Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden announced the availability of over $9 million in outreach and technical assistance for minority farmers and ranchers and military veterans that are new to farming and ranching. The funding, provided through the Outreach and Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers and 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
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