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CDFA Tribal Finance Webinar Series: Federal Funding for Tribal Communities
During this installment of the CDFA Tribal Financing Webinar Series, speakers from federal agencies discuss financing tools and programs available to tribal nations to promote community health, restore local economies, and protect our environment. .
U.S. SBA Small Business Size Standards Rule on Inflation Adjustment
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) adopted the alternative size standard for its 7(a) Business and Certified Development Company (CDC/504) Loan Programs (collectively “Business Loan Programs”) and the statutory limits for contract size...
Finance for Resilience: An Overview of Risk Mitigation in Agricultural Systems for Farms, Lenders, and Governments
This report, developed by the Croatan Institute in collaboration with the Meridian Institute, explores major on-farm, off-farm, and systemic risks that the agricultural industry faces and how finance can increase the resilience of those systems...
Credit Worth and Soil Wealth: An Environmental, Social, and Governance Analysis of the Farm Credit SystemMembers only Login
Croatan Institute and Self-Help announce the release of a major new collaborative report that explores leading challenges faced by the Farm Credit System – the largest lender in the agricultural sector. This new report documents leading...
2023 Small Business Capital: A Place-Based Approach
Accelerator for America and the International Economic Development Council present the first segment in a two-part series exploring the needs and opportunities to drive more equitable entrepreneurship and small business growth in communities across...
USDA Local Food Purchase Assistance Program Initial Impact ReportMembers only Login
This report, published by The Wallace Center, outlines the initial impact of the USDA's Local Food Purchase Assistance Program (LFPA). Through partnerships with state agencies, and territory and tribal governments, this innovative new program is...
Tribal Recovery Report: State and Local Fiscal Recovery FundsMembers only Login
This Tribal Recovery Report is authored by the Office of Tribal and Native Affairs within Treasury. It features innovative projects and services planned or underway by Tribal governments and funded by SLFRF to support the well-being of Tribal...
Funding Sources for Food-Related Businesses, Eighth EditionMembers only Login
Funding Sources for Food-Related Businesses includes sources of local, regional, and national finance opportunities that may be available to producers, distributors, food hubs, and food-related businesses. Initially informed by a list of funding...
A Community Guide to Organizing Small FarmsMembers only Login
Since 1976, the American Friends Service Committee’s New Mexico program has identified with the struggles of local people to empower themselves, with particular attention to water and land use, and the need to support traditional ways of life.
Small–Scale Or Diversified Farmers And RanchersMembers only Login
Highlighted Farm Service Agency Programs for Small–Scale or diversified Farmers and Ranchers.
Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Rural PlaybookMembers only Login
A roadmap for delivering opportunity and investments in rural America. This playbook is intended to help rural communities understand the available funding for infrastructure provided by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and other sources –...
Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Technical Assistance GuideMembers only Login
This guide provides a list of over 65 technical assistance resources and programs across the federal government to help communities deliver infrastructure projects. The guide is organized by types of infrastructure investments - such as...
Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Tribal PlaybookMembers only Login
To help Tribal applicants navigate the full range of funds both available to Tribal Nations and set aside for their communities, this playbook provides an overview of the “what, when, where, and how” to apply for funds.
Bipartisan Infrastructure Law State Fact SheetsMembers only Login
State-by-state fact sheets provide more detailed information about announced funding and projects in each state, along with anticipated funding by category over the next few years.
The Biden-⁠Harris Action Plan For Accelerating InfrastructureMembers only Login
The White House is releasing this Action Plan for Accelerating Infrastructure Projects to focus attention on, and fast-track, innovation in the delivery of infrastructure investments in America. The plan complements the Permitting Action Plan by...
Equitable Workforce Development for Infrastructure JobsMembers only Login
The guide is intended for cross-sector stakeholders, including those who are directly responsible for deploying Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding and those who are investing in and implementing workforce development strategies and programs.
Understanding Farmers’ Rights to Be Paid for Fruit and Vegetable CropsMembers only Login
Farmers growing and selling fresh fruits and vegetables face unique challenges in receiving prompt and fair payment. These materials discuss practical and legal steps that farmers can take to protect their right to be paid when they sell fresh...
Your Guide to FSA Farm LoansMembers only Login
This guide was written for people who need assistance starting, expanding, or owning a farm or ranch. This guide will help you identify concerns and questions you may have before you start the loan process.
Overview: Farm Bill Programs & GrantsMembers only Login
The overview provides a quick guide to federal farm and food-related programs and grants, organized by issue and by who is eligible to apply or sign up.
More and Better Choices for Farmers: Promoting Fair Competition and Innovation in Seeds and Other Agricultural InputsMembers only Login
In the seed market, promoting fair and vibrant competition involves considerations of intellectual property (IP) law, antitrust and other fair business practices law, and public investment in our food system. These are complex and often confusing...
EPA Region 9: Targeted Brownfield and Land Revitalization and Free Technical Assistance BrochureMembers only Login
EPA’s Region 9 Brownfields Program Sparks Community-Serving Projects in Historically Underserved Neighborhoods and offers free technical assistance in brownfields and land revitalization.
American Rescue Plan Second Anniversary Report
The American Rescue Plan has helped to power one of the strongest and most equitable recoveries on record while making investments that position our nation for economic success in the coming decades. Over the last year, American Rescue Plan programs...
Picture Becoming Clearer for the Inflation Reduction Act Tax Credits
The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (IRA), signed by President Biden on August 16, 2022, changed a wide range of tax laws and includes over $320 billion in new and expanded incentives for energy efficiency, renewable and clean energy investments,...
Treasury Announces Approval of up to $339M to Support Small Business across Three States and Two U.S. TerritoriesMembers only Login
Treasury announces approval of up to $339 million to support small business success across three states and two U.S. Territories. These SSBCI Initiative funds are awarded to Arkansas, Guam, Rhode Island, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Wisconsin to...
MBDA Seeking Applications for SSBCI TA FundsMembers only Login
MBDA is seeking proposals for its $93.5 million Capital Readiness Program grant competition to help minority and other underserved entrepreneurs launch and scale their businesses. This Program will provide funding to incubators, accelerators, and...
Building a Clean Energy Economy Members only Login
The Inflation Reduction Act makes a historic commitment to build a new clean energy economy, powered by American innovators, American workers, and American manufacturers, that will create good-paying union jobs and cut the pollution that is fueling...
President Biden Signs Bipartisan Marijuana Research ReformMembers only Login
Congressional Cannabis Caucus celebrates President Biden signing bipartisan marijuana research reform the medical marijuana and cannabidiol research expansion act is the first standalone federal marijuana reform law enacted since the adoption of the...
The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022: Investments for Tribal and Indigenous CommunitiesMembers only Login
The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (IRA) directs over $722 million specifically to Tribal and Indigenous communities and includes another $46 billion that Tribal and Indigenous communities are eligible to apply for.
U.S. Department of Treasury to Hold SSBCI Virtual Conference in NovemberMembers only Login
The U.S. Department of the Treasury announced that it will hold an SSBCI Fall Virtual Conference via Zoom from Monday, November 14, 2022, to Friday, November 18, 2022. The Virtual Conference will include discussion sessions and roundtables to allow...
U.S. Treasury Extends SSBCI TA RFI Deadline to November 3Members only Login
On September 20, 2022, the U.S. Department of the Treasury published a request for information for public comment on how it could use its authority to fund SSBCI Technical Assistance to qualifying businesses. The original RFI deadline was October...
CDFA, SSBCI Coalition Respond to U.S. Treasury's SSBCI TA Grant Program RFIMembers only Login
On October 20, CDFA and its SSBCI Coalition provided comments in response to the U.S. Department of the Treasury's request for information regarding the deployment of the remaining $200M in SSBCI Technical Assistance Grant Program funds.
CDFA's Response to Treasury's RFI on Remaining $200M in TA Funding
Read CDFA's response to the U.S. Department of the Treasury's request for information regarding the distribution of the remaining $200M in SSBCI TA funding.
U.S. Treasury Approves Eleven Additional SSBCI State PlansMembers only Login
The U.S. Department of the Treasury announced the approval of state plans for Alaska, Idaho, Iowa, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio, and Utah under the State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI). Treasury...
SSBCI FAQ as of 09-27-22Members only Login
On September 27, 2022, the U.S. Department of the Treasury issued this updated FAQ documents for the State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI).
U.S. Treasury Requests Public Input on $200M in SSBCI TA FundsMembers only Login
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...
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