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USDA Expands Microloans to Help Farmers Purchase Farmland and Improve Property

USDA Expands Microloans to Help Farmers Purchase Farmland and Improve Property

WASHINGTON, DC — Agriculture Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will begin offering farm ownership microloans, creating a new financing avenue for farmers to buy and improve property. These microloans will be especially helpful to beginning or underserved farmers, U.S. veterans looking for a Read more
Walking by Money for Your Deals: How Funding May Exist in your Back Yard

Walking by Money for Your Deals: How Funding May Exist in your Back Yard

Have you ever been out walking and noticed a dollar on the ground, stepped on it and kept on going?  Perhaps you have done so with a $500 bill?  Think about that for a second but think about walking past a pile of $500 bills. The purpose of this article is to provide you with [...] 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
SBA Announces Private-Public Partnership to Support Boots to Business: Reboot Entrepreneurship Training for Veterans

SBA Announces Private-Public Partnership to Support Boots to Business: Reboot Entrepreneurship Training for Veterans

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) kicked-off National Veterans Small Business Week   by launching a new private-public partnership with The Marcus Foundation, First Data Corporation and Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) that will support SBA’s Boots to Business: Reboot entrepreneurship Read more
Homeowner Bailout? The HARP Program

Homeowner Bailout? The HARP Program

You hear people talking about all the different programs that can get you out of your current mortgage headache, but when you search for the solution…all you get are advertisements!  The government does have a solution, so let’s dig in.. What is the Home Affordable Refinance Program? The Home Affordable Finance Program or HARP is Read more
USDA Helps Rural Businesses Create Jobs and Increase Economic Opportunities

USDA Helps Rural Businesses Create Jobs and Increase Economic Opportunities

PINE RIDGE, S.D.,  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today awarded nearly $20 million through 385 grants to help support the start-up or expansion of rural small businesses. “These grants will strengthen the economic fabric of our rural small towns and communities by providing capital to small and emerging businesses,” Vilsack said Read more
What is the EB-5 Program?  New Investors Need Your Projects!

What is the EB-5 Program? New Investors Need Your Projects!

Are you looking for ways to find new investors for your project?  What if you could provide something better than a return.  If you have ever been to a GDF seminar, then you know that the three major components to any funding deal are: 1.  Job Creation 2. Provides Economic Development Activities 3.  Shovel Ready [...] Read more
Treasury Announces $3.5 Billion in New Markets Tax Credit Awards to Spur Economic Growth Nationwide

Treasury Announces $3.5 Billion in New Markets Tax Credit Awards to Spur Economic Growth Nationwide

WASHINGTON: In a long awaited announcement several months late, the U.S. Treasury Department’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) announced more than $3.5 billion in New Markets Tax Credit awards aimed at stimulating investment and economic growth in low-income urban neighborhoods and rural communities nationwide. A 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
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