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SSBCI FAQ as of 09-27-22
On September 27, 2022, the U.S. Department of the Treasury issued this updated FAQ documents for the State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI).
US Treasury Requests Public Input on $200M in SSBCI TA Funds
The U.S. Treasury is authorized to provide up to $500M in support for small business TA programs and is inviting public comment on how it can use its authorities to fund TA to very small businesses and business enterprises owned and controlled by...
Business Oregon to Offer Free SSBCI WebinarsMembers only Login
Business Oregon is offering several free webinars about the State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) program in September. See Business Oregon's website for descriptions of the webinar content, registration information, and additional details...
Maryland Governor Hogan Announces State's SSBCI Programs Now OpenMembers only Login
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced Maryland programs funded by the State Small Business Credit Initiative are open. Up to $198M in federal small business relief is being administered by the Maryland Department of Housing and Community...
Treasury Approves Four Additional State Plans Through the SSBCIMembers only Login
The U.S. Department of Treasury announced approval of state plans for Colorado, Oregon, New York, and Montana under the State Small Business Credit Initiative for up to $750M in funds to expand access to capital for small businesses. 
Business Oregon's Statement on SSBCI State Plan ApprovalMembers only Login
“We’re grateful for the opportunity to invest in a diverse set of entrepreneurs and businesses in our most promising industries throughout the state. We know that an innovative economy provides higher wages and more business resilience in times of...
Cannabis Administration And Opportunity ActMembers only Login
The comprehensive legislation would end federal cannabis prohibition by removing cannabis from the Controlled Substances Act; empower states to create their own cannabis laws; ensure federal regulation protects public health and safety; and...
Advancing Equity through Workforce Partnerships Members only Login
This FOA supports the administration goals laid out above by supporting the development of workforce programs and partnerships that will facilitate the continued deployment of solar energy technologies, while supporting an inclusive workforce with...
Low-Income Community Solar Subscription Platform RFIMembers only Login
This request for information (RFI) is intended to inform the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO), in partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), on the development of a new platform to...
Treasury SSBCI FAQs Updated 07-25-2022
This document outlines the U.S. Department of the Treasury's State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) Frequently Asked Questions which were updated on July 25, 2022.
Treasury Approves Nine Additional State Plans Through the SSBCI
The U.S. Department of Treasury announced an additional group of nine state plans approved under the State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI). Treasury has approved more than $1.5 billion in funding to promote small business growth through...
Making Local Economies Prosperous and Resilient: The Case for a Modern Economic Development AdministrationMembers only Login
The urgency and importance of congressional attention cannot be overstated. America’s global economic standing is under threat as digital disruption, the race for talent, and widening inequality both within and across regions challenge the nation’s...
Treasury SSBCI FAQs Updated 06-22-2022
This document outlines the U.S. Department of the Treasury's State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) Frequently Asked Questions which were updated on June 22, 2022. Some of the questions answered in this document include the upcoming SSBCI...
Food Innovation: Investing to Feed Our FutureMembers only Login
The Franklin Templeton Institute, a global investment management organization, released its latest insights paper, “Food innovation: Investing to feed our future,” focusing on the innovation and investments needed to feed a growing global population...
Stronger Together - Federal Funding and Planning Strategies for Rural AmericaMembers only Login
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development and U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) launched a joint resource guide to help community organizations access USDA and EDA resources to build strategies to boost economic...
CDFA's Analysis of SSBCI Guidelines for the Technical Assistance Grant Program
CDFA's analysis of the TA Grant Program Guidelines highlights key provisions and is not comprehensive of all program requirements. View Treasury’s dedicated SSBCI webpage and CDFA’s SSBCI Resource Center for additional program information, updates,...
Treasury Announces First SSBCI Awards to Support Underserved Entrepreneurs
The U.S. Department of the Treasury announced the first group of plans approved under the new round of the State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI). The American Rescue Plan reauthorized and expanded SSBCI, which was originally established in...
Treasury SSBCI Capital Program Reporting Guidance
This Capital Program Reporting Guidance details the reporting and document retention requirements for jurisdictions that receive SSBCI funding. Treasury will create an online portal that participating jurisdictions must use to submit reporting data....
Business Boom Under The Biden-Harris Administration
This new White House report details the historic recovery for America’s small businesses and demonstrates how the Biden-Harris agenda laid the foundation for this small business boom. By focusing on combatting the pandemic, providing Americans with...
SSBCI Preliminary Technical Assistance Grant Program Allocation Table
Treasury will apportion $200 million of SSBCI technical assistance (TA) funding among TA Grant Program eligible recipients. $185.27 million of the $200 million (92.63 percent) will be available for distribution to states, the District of Columbia,...
SSBCI Technical Assistance Grant Program Guidelines
This document provides guidance on the application, award requirements, and administration of the TA Grant Program. Section II describes the available TA Grant Program funding. Section III defines eligible recipients, eligible beneficiaries, and...
CDFA Letter with SSBCI Interim Final Rule Comments
The Council of Development Finance Agencies (CDFA) and its SSBCI Coalition write to provide comments in response to the U.S. Department of the Treasury Interim Final Rule on Demographics-Related Reporting Requirements for the SSBCI program. Detailed...
The Opportunity Zones Transparency, Extension, and Improvement ActMembers only Login
U.S. Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Tim Scott (R-SC) and U.S. Representatives Ron Kind (D-WI) and Mike Kelly (R-PA) introduced a bipartisan, bicameral bill reforming Opportunity Zones, the tax incentive for individuals who reinvest unrealized...
The Opportunity Zones Transparency, Extension, and Improvement Act One PagerMembers only Login
Senators Booker and Scott and Representatives Kind and Kelly, along with Senators Warner, Young, and Van Hollen, and Representatives Sewell, Walorski, and Kildee, propose a series of improvements to the Opportunity Zones policy to further their...
The Opportunity Zones Transparency, Extension, and Improvement Act Section-by-Section SummaryMembers only Login
This resource offers a section-by-section summary of the bipartisan, bicameral bill to reform opportunity zones introduced by Senators Booker, Scott, and Kelly. This legislation would reinstating and expanding the reporting requirements, ending...
Sign-on! Letter to the U.S. Department of the Treasury Issued by CDFA and the SSBCI Coalition
The Council of Development Finance Agencies (CDFA) and the national State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) Coalition call on the U.S. Department of the Treasury to fully implement the SSBCI program, and immediately deploy capital to Eligible...
Growing Opportunity: A Guide to USDA Sustainable Farming ProgramsMembers only Login
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is partnering with farmer-serving organizations, such as the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition, and its members to better reach and serve an increasingly diverse farmer and rancher constituency for...
Hawkins Advisory: Federal Legislation Moves SOFR CloserMembers only Login
Long-awaited federal legislation addressing the phase-out of United States market reliance upon the London Interbank Offered Rate (“LIBOR”)1 as a reference rate was signed into law. With less than 16 months remaining before the expected end of USD...
SSBCI for Tribal Governments
CDFA and guest speakers from The Choctaw Nation and gener8tor held this webinar on March 11, 2022 for a discussion on how Tribal Governments can utilize the State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) program. During this webinar, CDFA provided...
The American Rescue Plan – One Year Later Impact in the StatesMembers only Login
Celebrate one year since the passage of the American Rescue Plan, take a look at this report for early successes from across the country to see how investments from state and local officials from NewDEAL’s network of innovative leaders are not only...
Treasury SSBCI SEDI Incentive Funding TableMembers only Login
This table provides helpful information regarding the incentive funding related to business enterprises owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals (SEDI). The columns contain the initial eligible amounts of the SEDI...
State Small Business Credit Initiative; Demographics-Related Reporting Requirements: Interim Final Rule (IFR)Members only Login
The Secretary of the Treasury is issuing this interim final rule to institute the reporting requirements related to demographics of those who own or control small businesses that receive a loan, investment, other credit or equity support, or...
Treasury Launches Historic Equity Measurements for American Rescue Plan Small Business Investments ProgramMembers only Login
The U.S. Department of the Treasury launched a historic demographic information collection effort to measure equity outcomes for small businesses supported by the SSBCI program. The information collected by Treasury will support the program’s...
Using SLFRF with the Housing Credit Sign-On Letter to CongressMembers only Login
The undersigned organizations, including representatives of state and local governments and the affordable housing industry, strongly urge you to adjust the underlying statute of the SLFRF program to facilitate its use with the Low Income Housing...
FY 2022: Brownfields Grant GuidelinesMembers only Login
The purpose of this training webinar is to assist applicants with understanding the guidelines for Assessment Grants (Community-wide and Site-specific), Revolving Loan Fund Grants, Cleanup Grants. This document includes: a general overview, types of...
NOFO for the U.S. DOT Maritime Administration’s Port Infrastructure Development ProgramMembers only Login
This notice solicits applications for Port Infrastructure Development Program grants. Funds for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 PIDP grant program will be awarded on a competitive basis to make grants for projects for coastal seaports, inland river ports,...
Advancing Equity: Review of the Biden Administration’s Efforts to Implement a Racial Equity AgendaMembers only Login
This report reviews the Biden administration’s key efforts and accomplishments to advance equity in its first year and outlines future policies needed to build a better and more dynamic nation that equitably respects the rights and meets the needs...
USDA Resources for Rural EntrepreneursMembers only Login
This is a USDA resource guide to help people in rural America start and grow businesses, create good-paying jobs in their communities and strengthen America’s economy. The guide features information on how rural entrepreneurs can use USDA and other...
Establishing Task Force for Implementation of the Bipartisan Infrastructure LawMembers only Login
President Biden signed an Executive Order outlining the Administration’s implementation priorities and establishing an Infrastructure Implementation Task Force to coordinate the law’s effective implementation.
Bipartisan Infrastructure Law GuidebookMembers only Login
This guidebook is a roadmap to the funding available under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. It explains, in as much detail as currently available, how much funding is available at the program level. The primary goal is to help partners across the...
CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series: Forecasting the Bond Market’s Response to Federal Infrastructure Investments
During this installment of the CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series, we explored economic insights for 2022, including the impacts of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill, the state of the bond market, and an outlook on economic...
USDA Advancing Equity in Distressed Rural CommunitiesMembers only Login
U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that the Department is increasing the maximum loan amount to $400,000 under the Intermediary Relending Program. This change is in accordance with provisions in the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (2018...
Tax-Exempt Bond Provisions Included in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs ActMembers only Login
The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (the “Act”) adds two categories of tax-exempt bonds that may be issued for exempt facilities and increases the amount of tax-exempt bonds authorized to be issued for one existing category of tax-exempt...
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