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  • Federal Reserve Board Updates Frequently Asked Questions on Lender Underwriting for the Main Street Lending Program

    Federal Reserve Board Updates Frequently Asked Questions to Clarify the Board and Department of Treasury’s Expectations regarding Lender Underwriting for the Main Street Lending Program | site |



    (September 18, 2020) - - Today, September 18, 2020, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System published the following information: The Federal Reserve Board on Friday updated its frequently asked questions (FAQs) to clarify the Board and Department of Treasury's expectations regarding lender underwriting for the Main Street Lending Program. The revised FAQs emphasize that lender underwriting should look back to the borrower's pre-pandemic condition and forward to their post-pandemic prospects. The FAQs also clarify supervisory expectations for lenders originating Main Street loans. The program supports lending to small and medium-sized for-profit businesses and nonprofit organizations that were in sound financial condition before the COVID-19 pandemic but l...
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  • Federal Reserve Board issues Report on the Economic Well-Being of U.S. Households

    Federal Reserve Board issues Report on the Economic Well-Being of U.S. Households | site |



    (September 18, 2020) - - Today, September 18, 2020, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve Board published the following information:

    Data collected to supplement the Federal Reserve Board's seventh annual Survey of Household Economics and Decisionmaking showed that U.S. families were faring better financially in July than in April, but many still faced uncertainty regarding layoffs and prospects for returning to work.

    Recognizing the unprecedented financial disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Federal Reserve conducted a pair of supplemental surveys to monitor changes in the financial well-being of Americans. The first of these surveys was conducted in April, at the onset of the pandemic and before most financial relief efforts were in place. The April results were described in the Report on the Economic Well-Being of U.S. Households
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  • Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System publishes Minutes of the Board's Discount Rate Meeting on April 29, 2020

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System publishes Minutes of the Board's Discount Rate Meeting on April 29, 2020 | site |


    (May 26, 2020) - - Today (May 26, 2020), the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System published the following information:

    The Federal Reserve Board on Tuesday released the minutes of its interest rate meeting on April 29, 2020.

    The minutes are attached.



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  • Federal Reserve Board extends the Application Period for Membership on the Community Advisory Council

    Federal Reserve Board extends the Application Period for Membership on the Community Advisory Council | site |



    (May 26, 2020) - - Today, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System published the following information:

    The Federal Reserve Board has extended until July 3, 2020, the application period for membership on the Community Advisory Council.

    The application period has been extended in light of ongoing challenges for households and businesses caused by the COVID-19 emergency in order to provide additional opportunity for interested persons to submit their applications.

    The Board's Federal Register notice is attached. Applications were originally due by June 5, 2020.


    Federal Register notice: Solicitation of Applications for Membership on the Community Advisory Council Extension of Application Period (PDF)
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  • Federal Communications Commission Approves Seventh Set of COVID-19 Telehealth Program Applications

    Federal Communications Commission Approves Seventh Set of COVID-19 Telehealth Program Applications | site |


    Commission Continues Approving Telehealth Funding During Coronavirus Pandemic, Surpasses $50 Million in Total Funding


    (May 20, 2020) - - Today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) published the following information: WASHINGTON, May 20, 2020—The Federal Communications Commission’s Wireline Competition Bureau today approved an additional 43 funding applications for the COVID-19 Telehealth Program. Health care providers in both urban and rural areas of the country will use this $16.87 million in funding to provide telehealth services during the coronavirus pandemic. To date, the FCC’s COVID-19 Telehealth Program, which was authorized by the CARES Act, has approved funding for 132 health care providers in 33 states plus Washington, DC for a total of just over $50 million in funding. Below is a list of health care providers that wer...
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  • Federal Reserve Board announces Implementation Delay for Changes to its Payment System Risk Policy regarding Intraday Credit

    Federal Reserve Board announces Implementation Delay for Changes to its Payment System Risk Policy regarding Intraday Credit | site |




    (March 24, 2020) - - Today, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System published the following information: The Federal Reserve Board on Tuesday announced a six-month delay in the planned implementation of policy changes to procedures governing the provision of intraday credit to U.S. branches and agencies of foreign banking organizations (FBOs). On April 1, 2019, the Board approved amendments to Part II of the PSR policy, which establishes the maximum levels of daylight overdrafts that depository institutions may incur in their Federal Reserve accounts. The changes were initially scheduled to become effective on April 1, 2020. In light of the challenges posed by the coronavirus, the Board is delaying implementation until October 1, 2020. This additional time will allow FBOs and the Federal Reserve Banks to focus ...
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  • Treasury and Federal Reserve Board Expand Measures to Enhance Liquidity and Flow of Credit to American Workers, Households, and Businesses

    Treasury and Federal Reserve Board Expand Measures to Enhance Liquidity and Flow of Credit to American Workers, Households, and Businesses | site |




    (March 23, 2020) - - Today (March 23, 2020), the U.S. Department of the Treasury published the following information:

    WASHINGTON – The spread of coronavirus has disrupted economic activity and put significant liquidity pressure on U.S. businesses. To immediately enhance liquidity and support American workers, households, and businesses through this challenging period, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin today authorized the expansion of two recently launched facilities and the establishment of three new facilities to provide liquidity to the financial system pursuant to section 13(3) of the Federal Reserve Act.


    Expansion of the Money Market Mutual Fund Liquidity Facility (MMLF) and Commercial Paper Funding Facility (CPFF)

    Secretary Mnuchin today approved the expansion...
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  • Federal Reserve System Publishes Annual Financial Statements

    Federal Reserve System Publishes Annual Financial Statements

    Federal Reserve System Publishes Annual Financial Statements | site |




    (March 23, 2020) - - Today, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System published the following information: The Federal Reserve System on Monday released the 2019 combined annual audited financial statements for the Federal Reserve Banks, as well as statements for the 12 individual Federal Reserve Banks and the Board of Governors. An independent public accounting firm engaged by the Board has issued unqualified opinions on the financial statements and on the Board's and each Bank's internal controls over financial reporting. The audited financial statements provide information about the assets, liabilities, and earnings of the Reserve Banks and the Board as of December 31, 2019. The Federal Reserve Banks' 2019 earnings were approximately $55.5 billion, representing a decrease of $7.6 billion from 2018. The Reserve Banks provided for remittances to the U.S. Treasury of $5...
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  • Federal Reserve Board Announces Technical Change to Support the U.S. Economy

    Federal Reserve Board Announces Technical Change to Support the U.S. Economy

    Federal Reserve Board Announces Technical Change to Support the U.S. Economy and Allow Banks to Continue Lending to Creditworthy Households and Businesses | site |





    (March 23, 2020) - - Today, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System published the following information:

    The Federal Reserve Board on Monday announced a technical change to support the U.S. economy and allow banks to continue lending to creditworthy households and businesses. The interim final rule will phase in gradually, as intended, the automatic restrictions associated with a firm's "total loss absorbing capacity," or TLAC, buffer requirements, if the levels decline. TLAC is an additional cushion of capital and long-term debt that could be used to recapitalize a bank if it is in distress. The change will facilitate the use of firms' buffers to promote lending activity to households and businesses. Over the past decade, U.S. banks of all sizes have built...
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  • Federal Reserve Announces Extensive New Measures to Support the Economy

    Federal Reserve Announces Extensive New Measures to Support the Economy

    Federal Reserve Announces Extensive New Measures to Support the Economy | site |




    (March 23, 2020) - - Today, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System published the following information: The Federal Reserve is committed to using its full range of tools to support households, businesses, and the U.S. economy overall in this challenging time. The coronavirus pandemic is causing tremendous hardship across the United States and around the world. Our nation's first priority is to care for those afflicted and to limit the further spread of the virus. While great uncertainty remains, it has become clear that our economy will face severe disruptions. Aggressive efforts must be taken across the public and private sectors to limit the losses to jobs and incomes and to promote a swift recovery once the disruptions abate. The Federal Reserve's role is guided by its mandate from Congress to promote maximum employment and stable prices, along with its ...
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  • Federal Reserve issues Federal Open Market Committee Statement

    Federal Reserve issues Federal Open Market Committee Statement

    Federal Reserve issues Federal Open Market Committee Statement | site |





    (March 23, 2020) - - Today, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System published the following information: The Federal Reserve is committed to use its full range of tools to support the U.S. economy in this challenging time and thereby promote its maximum employment and price stability goals. The Federal Open Market Committee is taking further actions to support the flow of credit to households and businesses by addressing strains in the markets for Treasury securities and agency mortgage-backed securities. The Federal Reserve will continue to purchase Treasury securities and agency mortgage-backed securities in the amounts needed to support smooth market functioning and effective transmission of monetary policy to broader financial conditions. The Committee will include purchases of agency commercial mortgage-backed securities in its agency mortgage-backed securit...
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  • Treasury and IRS Delay Federal Tax Day from April 15 to July 15 Due to COVID-19 Outbreak

    Treasury and IRS Delay Federal Tax Day from April 15 to July 15 Due to COVID-19 Outbreak | site |




    (March 21, 2020) - - Today (March 21, 2020), the U.S. Department of the Treasury published the following information: Washington – Following President Donald J. Trump’s emergency declaration pursuant to the Stafford Act, the U.S. Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) yesterday announced that the tax filings and payments for all federal income taxes (including self-employment tax) due on April 15, 2020, regardless of amount, will now be due on July 15, 2020. “At President Trump’s direction, we are moving Tax Day from April 15 to July 15,” said Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin. “All taxpayers and businesses will have this additional time to file and make payments without interest or penalties. I encourage all taxpayers who may have tax refunds to file now to receive those funds as quickly as possible.” Taxpayers are not required t...
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  • Federal Reserve Board Expands its Program of Support for Flow of Credit to the Economy

    Federal Reserve Board Expands its Program of Support for Flow of Credit to the Economy by taking Steps to Enhance Liquidity and Functioning of Crucial State and Municipal Money Markets| site |



    (March 20, 2020) - - Today (March 20, 2020), the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System published the following information: The Federal Reserve Board on Friday expanded its program of support for the flow of credit to the economy by taking steps to enhance the liquidity and functioning of crucial state and municipal money markets. Through the Money Market Mutual Fund Liquidity Facility, or MMLF, the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston will now be able to make loans available to eligible financial institutions secured by certain high-quality assets purchased from single state and other tax-exempt municipal money market mutual funds. The attached term sheet details the assets that are eligible under the MMLF program, as well as additional information. More deta...
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  • Federal Reserve Board Encouraged by Increase in Discount Window Borrowing to Support the Flow of Credit to Households and Businesses

    Federal Reserve Board Encouraged by Increase in Discount Window Borrowing to Support the Flow of Credit to Households and Businesses | site |




    March 19. 2020) - - Today (March 19, 2020), the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System published the following information:

    The Federal Reserve Board is encouraged by the notable increase in discount window borrowing this week with banks demonstrating a willingness to use the discount window as a source of funding to support the flow of credit to households and businesses.

    This uptick follows the recent changes to the discount window announced by the Federal Reserve and the federal banking regulators' recent statement encouraging financial institutions to use the discount window. In that statement, the Federal Reserve and other federal regulatory agencies underscored the role of the discount window. By providing ready access to funding, the discount window helps depository institution
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  • Tax Day now July 15 - - - Treasury, IRS Extend Filing Deadline and Federal Tax Payments Regardless of Amount Owed

    Tax Day now July 15: Treasury, IRS Extend Filing Deadline and Federal Tax Payments Regardless of Amount Owed | site |



    (March 21, 2020) - - In a press release dated March 21, 2020 the U.S. Internal Revenue Service provided the following information: WASHINGTON — The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service announced today that the federal income tax filing due date is automatically extended from April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020. Taxpayers can also defer federal income tax payments due on April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020, without penalties and interest, regardless of the amount owed. This deferment applies to all taxpayers, including individuals, trusts and estates, corporations and other non-corporate tax filers as well as those who pay self-employment tax. Taxpayers do not need to file any additional forms or call the IRS to qualify for this automatic federal tax filing and payment relief. Individual taxpayers who need additional time to file be...
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    Federal Reserve Board Updates Frequently Asked Questions on Lender Underwriting for the Main Street Lending Program
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    Federal Reserve Board Updates Frequently Asked Questions to Clarify the Board and Department of Treasury’s Expectations regarding Lender Underwriting for the Main Street Lending Program | site |



    (September 18, 2020) - - Today, September 18, 2020, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System published the following information: The Federal Reserve Board on Friday updated its frequently asked questions (FAQs) to clarify the Board and Department of Treasury's expectations regarding lender underwriting for the Main Street Lending Program. The revised FAQs emphasize that lender underwriting should look back to the borrower's pre-pandemic condition and forward to their post-pandemic prospects. The FAQs also clarify supervisory expectations for lenders originating Main Street loans. The program supports lending to small and medium-sized for-profit businesses and nonprofit organizations that were in sound financial condition before the COVID-19 pandemic but l...
    09-21-2020, 08:26 PM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    Federal Reserve Board issues Report on the Economic Well-Being of U.S. Households
    by Staff Reporter 1
    Federal Reserve Board issues Report on the Economic Well-Being of U.S. Households | site |



    (September 18, 2020) - - Today, September 18, 2020, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve Board published the following information:

    Data collected to supplement the Federal Reserve Board's seventh annual Survey of Household Economics and Decisionmaking showed that U.S. families were faring better financially in July than in April, but many still faced uncertainty regarding layoffs and prospects for returning to work.

    Recognizing the unprecedented financial disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Federal Reserve conducted a pair of supplemental surveys to monitor changes in the financial well-being of Americans. The first of these surveys was conducted in April, at the onset of the pandemic and before most financial relief efforts were in place. The April results were described in the Report on the Economic Well-Being of U.S. Households
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    09-21-2020, 12:58 PM
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    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System publishes Minutes of the Board's Discount Rate Meeting on April 29, 2020
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    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System publishes Minutes of the Board's Discount Rate Meeting on April 29, 2020 | site |


    (May 26, 2020) - - Today (May 26, 2020), the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System published the following information:

    The Federal Reserve Board on Tuesday released the minutes of its interest rate meeting on April 29, 2020.

    The minutes are attached.



    Attachment (PDF)
    ...
    05-29-2020, 04:49 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    Federal Reserve Board extends the Application Period for Membership on the Community Advisory Council
    by Staff Reporter 1
    Federal Reserve Board extends the Application Period for Membership on the Community Advisory Council | site |



    (May 26, 2020) - - Today, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System published the following information:

    The Federal Reserve Board has extended until July 3, 2020, the application period for membership on the Community Advisory Council.

    The application period has been extended in light of ongoing challenges for households and businesses caused by the COVID-19 emergency in order to provide additional opportunity for interested persons to submit their applications.

    The Board's Federal Register notice is attached. Applications were originally due by June 5, 2020.


    Federal Register notice: Solicitation of Applications for Membership on the Community Advisory Council Extension of Application Period (PDF)
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    05-27-2020, 02:07 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    Federal Communications Commission Approves Seventh Set of COVID-19 Telehealth Program Applications
    by Staff Reporter 1
    Federal Communications Commission Approves Seventh Set of COVID-19 Telehealth Program Applications | site |


    Commission Continues Approving Telehealth Funding During Coronavirus Pandemic, Surpasses $50 Million in Total Funding


    (May 20, 2020) - - Today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) published the following information: WASHINGTON, May 20, 2020—The Federal Communications Commission’s Wireline Competition Bureau today approved an additional 43 funding applications for the COVID-19 Telehealth Program. Health care providers in both urban and rural areas of the country will use this $16.87 million in funding to provide telehealth services during the coronavirus pandemic. To date, the FCC’s COVID-19 Telehealth Program, which was authorized by the CARES Act, has approved funding for 132 health care providers in 33 states plus Washington, DC for a total of just over $50 million in funding. Below is a list of health care providers that wer...
    05-22-2020, 06:10 AM

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