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Search Results: Social Finance
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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...
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...
Investing in Regenerative Agriculture Infrastructure Across Value ChainsMembers only Login
Regenerative farms rely on small-to-mid scale, aligned infrastructure to process, transport, and market their products. These middle infrastructure businesses help to improve farm income and bolster regional food economies while providing...
Assessing the Small-Business Landscape in Metropolitan Kansas CityMembers only Login
The Kansas City region (Metro KC) has a rich set of support resources for its entrepreneurial community. However, the region still has ample room to develop in terms of connecting entrepreneurs to the capital and support they need to launch and grow...
Denver Economic Development & Opportunity: Cannabis Social Equity Technical Assistance Program
This program is specifically designed to boost ownership among individuals disproportionately impacted by marijuana prohibition and enforcement. Funded by $500,000 of the city's cannabis sales tax revenues, the program seeks to train and elevate...
We Need Flexibility to Address Joblessness at Both the Neighborhood and Metro LevelsMembers only Login
Subsidizing business investment in distressed neighborhoods, by itself, is a subsidy for gentrification, not a way to get residents into good jobs. What neighborhood residents need is help in accessing jobs throughout the local economy, inside and...
Building Excellent Schools Today (BEST) Program
The BEST competitive grant program provides money for construction of new schools as well as general construction and renovation of existing school facilities. Marijuana tax revenue is one of four funding sources for the Capital Construction...
Social Equity Cannabis Loan Program
DCEO established the Social Equity Cannabis Loan Program for the purposes of providing financial assistance to social equity licensees to assist with the expenses of starting and operating a cannabis business establishment.
SEED Grant FundMembers only Login
Launched in 2016, SEED Initiatives is supported by an ongoing $1 million in cannabis tax revenue allocation and is a vehicle for single-source monitoring, measuring, and reporting on the city’s cannabis tax revenue. The SEED Grant Fund supports...
How Digital Has Forever Changed the Career Landscape in Banking and SBA Lending
This white paper from SPARK discusses how digital has changed the career landscape in banking and SBA lending.
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...
Blueprint for the Next Generation of Place-Based Policy: Affirmatively Furthering Fair HousingMembers only Login
This policy example on Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) is a companion to the report "A Blueprint for the Next Generation of Federal Place-Based Policy."
Blueprint for the Next Generation of Place-Based Policy: Promise Neighborhoods
This policy example on the Promise Neighborhoods program is a companion to the report "A Blueprint for the Next Generation of Federal Place-Based Policy."
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...
A New Capital Tool for Revitalizing & Diversifying ManufacturingMembers only Login
This report — the first in a series between the Urban Manufacturing Alliance (UMA) and The Century Foundation (TCF) — describes the SSBCI program and offers recommendations from the perspective of mission-based lenders and those seeking to support...
Affordable Housing Loan Program and Underwriting GuidelinesMembers only Login
The purpose of the Affordable Housing Loan Program and Underwriting Guidelines is to describe the Department’s housing policy objectives, the range of programs available to advance these objectives, and the manner in which transactions will be...
HUD + HHS Housing and Services Resource CenterMembers only Login
The Housing and Services Resource Center was created for people who work in the organizations and systems that provide housing resources and homelessness services, behavioral and mental health services, independent living services and other...
2021 Picture of Affordable Housing Preservation ReportMembers only Login
Using data from the National Housing Preservation Database (NHPD), this report focuses on the challenge of preserving the federally assisted housing stock in the face of the national affordability crisis and chronic underfunding for housing programs.
Promoting Employee Ownership Through SSBCIMembers only Login
The Employee Ownership Expansion Network and Ownership America gave this presentation on how the State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) can be used to promote employee ownership of small businesses.
How Tulsa Remote is Harnessing the Remote Work Revolution to Spur Local Economic GrowthMembers only Login
Tulsa Remote, one of the nation’s first and largest remote worker relocation initiatives, has brought more than 1,200 remote workers to the city since 2018 by offering a $10,000 grant and additional support services to eligible workers who move to...
Inclusive Community and Economic Development in Small and Midsize Cities
Small and midsize cities (SMCs) face multiple challenges including uneven economic growth, growing income inequality, and growing poverty. Uniting community development principles and economic development practice, with a focus on elevating...
Promoting Equity Investments for an Equitable RecoveryMembers only Login
The Urban Institute set out to study how innovative policies and programs from abroad could inform state and local efforts in the US to advance an inclusive recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. They produced five briefs, each profiling an approach...
Incentives for Entrepreneurial FirmsMembers only Login
Many economic development organizations (EDOs) have embraced the mission to support entrepreneurial firms in their communities. EDOs engage in their entrepreneurial ecosystems, in part, by providing resources, sometimes in the form of business...
2021 RISE Miami-Dade Report
The RISE Miami-Dade Fund (RISE) grew from an idea proposed by a diverse coalition to an effective team delivering technical assistance, advice, and much-needed capital to Miami-Dade County’s hard-to-reach small businesses. This report demonstrates...
How Innovative CDFIs Fund Equitable Food Oriented Development
This report describes how three CDFIs drive economic growth in low-income and historically marginalized communities through a model defined by the EFOD Collaborative as Equitable Food Oriented Development (EFOD). EFOD is a development approach that...
A Playbook for Scaling Latino-Owned BusinessesMembers only Login
A Playbook for Scaling Latino-Owned Businesses is designed to support the scaling and continued growth of Latino-owned businesses by offering entrepreneur support organizations, financial institutions, and other stakeholders actions they can take to...
Equity in Capital Improvement Planning ProcessesMembers only Login
Capital budgets and improvement plans present exceptional opportunities for governments to drive equitable outcomes in municipalities, particularly when budgeting for recovery. The significant spending power authorized through capital budgets –...
ESG Disclosure in Municipal OfferingsMembers only Login
This Ballard Spahr white paper describes current market standards for ESG bond labeling, verification, and disclosure, with a focus on green bonds and social bonds, best practices for primary and secondary market disclosure and post-issuance...
From Wealthy Enclaves to Asset Deserts: What the Geography of Asset Income Signals About Wealth Distribution in the U.S.Members only Login
This EIG report, interactive map, and case studies illustrate increasing wealth concentration in the U.S. and the urgency of forging new pathways that allow more Americans to have a substantial ownership stake in the wealth created by the U.S....
CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series: Unlocking Capital for BIPOC-owned BusinessesMembers only Login
During this installment of the CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series, we will be discussing creative financing approaches to minimize barriers and increase access to capital for minority-owned businesses across the country.
Community-Rooted Economic Inclusion Playbook
This playbook provides concrete guidance on how to implement a community-rooted approach to economic inclusion—one that can build wealth within underinvested communities, while reducing economic inequities within entire cities by connecting more...
Enhancing Local Workforce Development and Building for the Future
Automation, shifting demographics, COVID-19 and increased telework opportunities are reshaping the workforce landscape amid shifting industry needs. Counties, through local and regional partnerships and workforce development boards, are working with...
San Diego County Food Vision 2030Members only Login
San Diego County Food Vision 2030 holds a unique opportunity to build a better and stronger food system for all San Diegans, one that prioritizes health, sustainability, and justice. This ten-year plan provides our region with a clear pathway to...
State of the Market 2021 - Climate Bonds InitiativeMembers only Login
This is the first State of the Market Report for North America. This report describes the shape and size of labelled green, social and sustainability (GSS) debt issued by entities domiciled in either the USA or Canada extending to the end of March...
Seeding Climate Resilience Through Equitable InvestmentMembers only Login
In this publication, the Center for Community Investment uses six case studies of successful climate resilience investments to surface a set of common strategies that take aim at the systems underlying the inequitable distribution of risk. Together,...
COVID-19 Complicates Housing AffordabilityMembers only Login
This research from Fitch Ratings examines how the COVID-19 pandemic has complicated housing affordability. Issues that led to the persistent housing unaffordability preceded COVID-19. The pandemic caused an economic contraction felt among millions...
Using State and Local American Rescue Plan Resources to Address Violent CrimeMembers only Login
This guidance from the Treasury Department examines how states and localities can use the State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds included in the American Rescue Plan Act to reduce and respond to violent crime – particularly gun violence – by...
"Housing Is Health Care": The Impact of Supportive Housing on the Costs of Chronic Mental IllnessMembers only Login
This study examines how housing and in-home supports affect public spending on individuals with chronic mental illness in Maricopa County, Arizona. It does so through a comparative analysis of average costs per person per year across three housing...
CDFA Rural Development Finance Webinar Series: Assembling Capital for Rural Development
During this installment of the CDFA Rural Development Finance Webinar Series, learn about essential financing sources employed by rural communities to complete projects in today’s economy.
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