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New Local Initiatives to Address the Rural Opioid Epidemic

New Local Initiatives to Address the Rural Opioid Epidemic

Agriculture Secretary Announces New Local Initiatives to Address the Rural Opioid Epidemic WASHINGTON–Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced new USDA initiatives to strengthen outreach and education resources at the local level to combat the #rural opioid epidemic, including an expanded series of state-led opioid awareness events and Read more
HUD AWARDS $1.6 BILLION FOR LOCAL HOMELESS PROGRAMS

HUD AWARDS $1.6 BILLION FOR LOCAL HOMELESS PROGRAMS

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julián Castro today awarded $1.6 billion in grants to provide funding to 6,400 local homeless housing and service programs across the U.S., Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The Tier 1 Continuum of Care (CoC) grants announced today support the Obama Read more
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
Intro to Government Funds

Intro to Government Funds

How Closing with Public Dollars Can Be a Game Changer The purpose of this article is to provide you with some insight into a lesser known world of real estate professionals seeking funds and opportunity from the government.  Imagine investing in real estate deals using “other people’s money”.  Sure, you hear that all the time, [...] Read more
HUD AWARDS $8.9 MILLION IN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FUNDS TO DETROIT

HUD AWARDS $8.9 MILLION IN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FUNDS TO DETROIT

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julián Castro, Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary C. Peters, and Congressman John Conyers, Jr., announced the allocation of $8.9 million from the Community Development Block Grant Declared Disaster Recovery Fund (DDR) to the City of Read more
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SBA Announces Grant Funding Opportunity for Small Native American Businesses

SBA Announces Grant Funding Opportunity for Small Native American Businesses

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) announced that it is seeking grant proposals to award up to $700,000 in grant funding for projects that promote the development of innovative and successful Native American firms that are eligible for assistance under the SBA’s 7(j) Management and Technical Assistance Program. The 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