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News by Topic: Community and economic development

Sep 15, 2020 - Announcement from USDA's Rural Business-Cooperative Service inviting applications for loans and grants under the Rural Economic Development Loan and Grant (REDLG) Programs for fiscal year 2021. Awards will be made based on the amount of funding available through the appropriations process. Projects should focus on achieving e-connectivity for rural communities, developing the rural economy, and supporting the rural workforce, among other things.
Source: Federal Register
Sep 1, 2020 - Announcement of funding decisions from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the following programs: FY 2017 HUD Community Compass Technical Assistance and Capacity Building Program; FY 2018 HUD Community Compass Technical Assistance and Capacity Building Program; FY 2018 Rural Capacity Building for Community Development and Affordable Housing Grants; FY 2019 Section 4 Capacity Building for Community Development and Affordable Housing Grants (Section 4); FY 2019 Self-Help Homeownership Opportunity Program (SHOP); FY 2019 Veterans Housing Rehabilitation and Modification Pilot Program; and FY 2018/2019 Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) Program — Competitive Grants.
Source: Federal Register
Aug 31, 2020 - U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Bette Brand announced the OneRD Guarantee Loan Initiative that provides new information on rates and terms to assist lenders applying for loan guarantees to support rural businesses, infrastructure, and community facilities, and increase private investments in rural America.
Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Aug 21, 2020 - Notice announcing the implementation of certain provisions published in the Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020 related to funding allocations for persistent poverty counties served by Rural Business-Cooperative Service (RBSC), Rural Housing Service (RHS) and the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) agencies. The notice is applicable beginning August 21, 2020.
Source: Federal Register
Aug 18, 2020 - The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) will hold monthly webinars beginning in October 2020 as part of its BroadbandUSA program. The goal of the webinars is to seek public input on way to accelerate broadband connectivity, improve digital inclusion, strengthen policies and support local priorities. Registration for the webinars will be available on the BroadbandUSA website.
Source: Federal Register
Aug 14, 2020 - Features Calaveras Healthy Impact Product Solutions (CHIPS), a nonprofit that employs Native men and women to restore their ancestral lands in the Sierra Nevada. Describes how CHIPS has expanded the Native workforce, gives workers a sense of purpose, lowers drug and alcohol use, and has continued to extend across the Sierra.
Source: The Daily Yonder
Jul 30, 2020 - Provides an overview of a report released prior to the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, that found rural counties and counties in the Southeast as some of the most disadvantaged in the country. Discusses how philanthropy can help to address these disparities, highlights strategic efforts to invest in the South during COVID-19.
Source: PhilanthropywoRx
Jul 22, 2020 - USDA's Rural Business-Cooperative Service (RBCS) will hold listening sessions on July 28th and 30th to hear from the public about the new Rural Innovation Stronger Economy (RISE) program and regulation. The RISE program is intended to assist rural job accelerator partnerships in improving the ability of distressed rural communities to create high-wage jobs, accelerate the formation of new businesses, and help rural communities identify and maximize local assets.
Source: Federal Register