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Search Results: Tribal Finance
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Agricultural Lending: Credit to Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers Is LimitedMembers only Login
Can women and minorities get the loans they need to buy and operate farms? According to USDA survey data, these "socially disadvantaged" farmers and ranchers get a disproportionately small share of farm loans. More detailed information isn’t...
e-Connectivity at USDA: Broadband Resources for Rural America
This toolkit presents USDA programs and resources that support broadband e-Connectivity. It aims to help customers navigate the agencies within USDA to find the opportunity that best fulfills their connectivity needs. From grants and loans, to...
USDA Report on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity 2019Members only Login
On April 25, 2017, the President of the United States established the Interagency Task Force on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity through Executive Order 13790. The purpose and function of the Task Force was to identify legislative, regulatory, and...
Financing Native Nations: Access to Capital MarketsMembers only Login
One-third of reservation-based Native Americans fall below the poverty line, and the nations governing these reservations, unable to spur economic development, struggle to provide even the most basic services. Yet, despite their difficulty in...
Financing Native-owned BusinessMembers only Login
The U.S. Department of the Interior provides steps and answered questions about financing a tribal or native-owned business.
Access to Capital and Credit in Native CommunitiesMembers only Login
This document, “Access to Capital and Credit in Native Communities: A Data Review” (Data Review) begins to answer the questions: Where does Native America stand now in terms of capital and credit access? What has been the effect of new action and...
U.S. Department of Energy Loan Program's OfficeMembers only Login
Edward Rios from the Department of Energy provides an overview of the financing programs offered through the Loan Programs Office at the 2019 CDFA Federal Policy Conference.
CDFA // BNY Mellon Webcast Series: 501(c)3 Nonprofit Financing – Healthcare, Education, Tribal & Community Facilities in the CrosshairsMembers only Login
This month's CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast , our expert speakers unlock financing for 501(c)3s to demonstrate the variety and depth of financial tools available to drive development in your community.
Designing and Operating Homeownership Programs on Tribal Lands in New MexicoMembers only Login
The purpose of this guide is to offer tribal leadership in New Mexico with a comprehensive overview of the steps required to create homeownership programs on reservation land, with a particular focus on the mortgage lending process.
Local and Regional Food Financing: An IntroductionMembers only Login
Elanor Starmer and Jim Barham of the USDA share the many economic drivers that a local food system can bring to communities as well as the many tools and resources available from USDA.
Brownfields Case Study - Greenville, SC
This case study from Partnership for Sustainable Communities highlights a brownfield redevelopment project on the West Side of Greenville, SC that relied heavily on Brownfield Site Assessment Grants to identify reuse opportunities within the project...
2013 Tribal Brownfields and Response Programs
This report highlights how tribes are using U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Brownfields Program funding to address contaminated land in Indian country and other tribal lands. It also provides a historic overview of EPA’s Brownfields...
Growing Investments in Local Food SystemsMembers only Login
Tony Logan, State Director of Ohio Rural Development for the USDA, explains the importance of local and regionalized food systems, in addition to different finance mechanisms through the USDA that benefit local and regional stakeholders.
Guide to USDA Funding for Local and Regional Food SystemsMembers only Login
The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition begins this guide with a general overview of the USDA’s structure, followed by descriptions and details of 15 grants and programs that are relevant to local and regional food systems development. Each...
USDA - Your Guide to FSA Farm LoansMembers only Login
USDA's Farm Service Agency (FSA) published this guide for people who need financial assistance starting, expanding, or maintaining a farm or ranch. FSA provides information on loan programs, requirements, and application process as well as links to...
USDA FSA Microloans Fact SheetMembers only Login
U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Farm Service Agency created this fact sheet to help beginning, niche and family farm operations understand the Microloan (ML) program. The fact sheet provides information on program overview, eligible uses, application...
CDFI Fund Year in Review 2012Members only Login
The U.S. Department of the Treasury released the annual report for Community Development Financial Institutions Fund. The report showcases both accomplishments of programs at CDFI Fund as well as the tremendous impact that CDFIs are having across...
USDA Rural Development 2012 Progress ReportMembers only Login
The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture released this report on rural development programs. The report contains program backgrounds and case studies of projects that have had transcending impacts on rural communities across the nation.
New Markets Tax Credits Program OverviewMembers only Login
Daniel Aiello from the CDFI Fund provides an overview of the NMTC program along with general information on CDFI Fund programs and initiatives.
CDFI Fund: FY2010 Performance and Accountability Report
In this report released by the CDFI Fund of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, you will find out how the CDFI Performance and Accountability ranked for fiscal year 2010. The report covers program discussion and analysis which is broken up by...
USDA Rural Development: 2007 Progress ReportMembers only Login
The USDA Rural Development produced this report to assess the progress the agency has made in achieving its goal to increase opportunity and improve the quality of life for all rural Americans. The report looks at its grant, loan and other financing...
Renewal Communities and Urban Empowerment Zones (RC/EZ) (US Dept. of Housing and Urban Development)
HUD's RC/EZ Initiative offers residents and businesses in 40 urban and rural Renewal Communities and 8 Enterprize Zones the opportunity to us an $11 billion tax-incentive package to open new businesses, provide new jobs, and rehabilitate and build...
US Department of Agriculture Rural Development
USDA Rural Development is committed to helping improve the economy and quality of life in all of rural America. USDA Rural Development's financial programs support public facilities and services such as water and sewer systems, housing, health...
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