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News by Topic: Community and economic development

Apr 8, 2021 - Opinion article discussing ways tribal communities and governments can increase economic development on reservations. Includes examples of how tribal governments have supported the development of Indian-owned businesses and other economic initiatives.
Source: The Regulatory Review
Mar 30, 2021 - Announcement of funding decisions from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the following programs: FY2018 and FY2019 HUD Community Compass Technical Assistance and Capacity Building Program; FY2020 HOPWA Permanent Supportive Housing; FY2019 Family-Self Sufficiency-Renewal (FSS); FY2019 Resident Opportunity and Self Sufficiency Service Coordinator (ROSS-SC) Grant Program; FY2019 Jobs Plus Initiative; FY2019 and FY2020 Community Development Block Grant Program for Indian Tribes and Alaska Native Villages (ICDBG); FY2019 Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grants; FY2019/2020 Housing Counseling Training Grant; FY2020 Supplemental Comprehensive Housing Counseling Grant Program; FY2020 Lead Hazard Reduction Grant Program; FY2020 Lead and Healthy Homes Technical Studies Grants Program Pre and Full Application; FY2020 Healthy Homes Production Grant Program for Tribal Housing; FY2019/2020 Cooperative Research in Housing Technologies; FY2019/2020 Examining Long Term Outcomes Following Exit from HUD-Assisted Housing; FY2019/2020 Estimating the Prevalence and Probability of Homeless Youth; and FY2019/2020 Impact of Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) on Children in HUD-Assisted Households.
Source: Federal Register
Mar 30, 2021 - Notice from the Rural Housing Service (RHS) seeking comment on the extension of a currently approved information collection and burden estimate for the Community Facilities Grant Program. Comments are due by June 1, 2021.
Source: Federal Register
Mar 23, 2021 - Blog post from the Executive Director of the William Stretesky Foundation in Colorado covers the foundation's history and efforts to support local economic development in rural areas. Highlights their most successful projects and partnerships, including support to local businesses and job opportunities for youth during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Source: Exponent Philanthropy
Mar 22, 2021 - Notice of interim final rule with comment period from the Small Business Administration incorporating changes made by the American Rescue Plan Act. This interim final rule applies to Payment Protection Program (PPP) loans approved, and loan forgiveness applications submitted, on or after March 11, 2021. Comments are within by April 21, 2021.
Source: Federal Register
Mar 19, 2021 - The Environmental Protection Agenda (EPA) plans to make approximately $10 million available in supplemental funding for Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund grantees. Grantees must demonstrate that they have expended a significant portion of their existing funding and have a clear plan for utilizing the additional funds in a timely manner. Applications are due by April 19, 2021.
Source: Federal Register