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  • U.S. Small Business Administration Announces Key Staff

    U.S. Small Business Administration Announces Key Staff

    U.S. Small Business Administration Announces Key Staff | site |




    Nearly 40 Biden-Harris Administration appointees named to serve the 30 million small businesses across the nation



    (Information contained in U.S. Small Business Administration [SBA] press release dated: August 18, 2021) Washington - - Today, the U.S. Small Business Administration announced its senior leadership team and key Biden-Harris Administration appointees. This experienced group of staffers will join thousands of SBA career servants working tirelessly to deliver recovery funding to millions of small businesses and rebuild the engine of our nation's economy. In April, Antwaun Griffin was named Chief of Staff, playing a critical role in executing Administrator Guzman's priorities as the agency provides a historic $1 trillion in economic relief to America's entrepreneurs, small businesses, and nonprofits. "The Biden-Ha...
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  • U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Guzman Celebrates Startup Day Across America

    U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Guzman Celebrates Startup Day Across America | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Small Business Administration [SBA] press release dated: August 18, 2021)

    Washington - - Today, U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman released the following statement on Startup Day Across America: “On Startup Day Across America, we celebrate new business ventures who are innovating and creating, solving problems and bringing new products and services to big cities and small towns throughout our nation. “American ingenuity knows no bounds, and the resilience and resourcefulness of entrepreneurs across our country during the last year and a half are testament to that fact. But big thinkers and hard workers still need support for their plans to grow and thrive, and the Small Business Administration is proud to be a go-to resource helping to connect startups to
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  • Biden-Harris Administration Invests over 19 Million Dollars to Expand Telehealth Nationwide and Improve Health in Rural, Other Underserved Communities

    Biden-Harris Administration Invests over $19 Million to Expand Telehealth Nationwide and Improve Health in Rural, Other Underserved Communities | site |




    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Health and Human Services [HHS] press release dated: August 18, 2021)


    Today, the Biden-Harris Administration is announcing key investments that will strengthen telehealth services in rural and underserved communities and expand telehealth innovation and quality nationwide. These investments—totaling over $19 million—are being distributed to 36 award recipients through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). “Telehealth is crucial to providing convenient and sustained care for patients,” said HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra. “This funding demonstrates the Biden-Harris Administration’s strong commitment to expanding access to q...
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  • U.S. Small Business Administration Awards 2.7 Million Dollars in Grants to 14 Women’s Business

    U.S. Small Business Administration Awards $2.7M in Grants to 14 Women’s Business Centers | site |



    Funding Aims to Help Improve Innovative Projects Aiding Women-owned Businesses Impacted by COVID-19


    (Information contained in U.S. Small Business Administration [SBA] press release dated: August 16, 2021)

    Washington - - The U.S. Small Business Administration issued 14 grant awards of up to $200,000 each to organizations in 13 states as part of the Women’s Business Centers (WBC) Resiliency and Recovery Demonstration Grant under the SBA’s Office of Women’s Business Ownership (OWBO). The purpose of the grants is to establish or continue innovative projects that aim to improve service delivery, training, and support provided to women-owned businesses impacted by COVID-19. “The growth and recovery of women-owned small businesses is essential to our nation's economy. During the pandemic, our Women’s Business Ce
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  • U.S. Small Business Administration Awards Grants to 33 Organizations

    U.S. Small Business Administration Awards Grants to 33 Organizations to Help Underserved Communities Succeed with the Small Business Innovation Research Program | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Small Business Administration [SBA] press release dated: August 11, 2021)

    Washington - - The U.S. Small Business Administration issued 33 grant awards up to $125,000 each for specialized training, mentoring, and technical assistance for research and development (R&D)-focused small businesses under the Federal and State Technology (FAST) Partnership Program. FAST seeks to improve outcomes in the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs for underserved communities by increasing participation from women-owned, rural-based, and socially or economically disadvantaged small businesses. “As President Biden often says, great ideas come from anywhere and everywhere. Supporting all our nation’s
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  • Biden Administration Extends Student Loan Pause Until January 31, 2022

    Biden Administration Extends Student Loan Pause Until January 31, 2022

    Biden Administration Extends Student Loan Pause Until January 31, 2022 | site |




    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Education press release dated: August 6, 2021)

    Washington - - Today, the U.S. Department of Education (Department) announced a final extension of the pause on student loan repayment, interest, and collections until January 31, 2022. The Department believes this additional time and a definitive end date will allow borrowers to plan for the resumption of payments and reduce the risk of delinquency and defaults after restart. The Department will continue its work to transition borrowers smoothly back into repayment, including by improving student loan servicing. "The payment pause has been a lifeline that allowed millions of Americans to focus on their families, health, and finances instead of student loans during the national emergency," said U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona. "As our nation...
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  • Federal Housing Administration Extends Single Family Eviction Moratorium

    Federal Housing Administration Extends Single Family Eviction Moratorium

    Federal Housing Administration Extends Single Family Eviction Moratorium | site |



    Today’s announcement extends the eviction moratorium through September 30 for foreclosed borrowers and other occupants and notes expiration of the foreclosure moratorium on July 31.


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development [HUD] press release dated: July 30, 2021)

    Washington - - The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) on July 30, 2021, announced an extension of its moratorium on evictions for foreclosed borrowers and their occupants through September 30, 2021, and noted the expiration of the foreclosure moratorium on July 31, 2021. This extension is part of President Biden’s announcement on July 29 that federal agencies will use their authority to extend their respective eviction moratoria through the end of September, which will provide continued protection for households living in federally-insured, single-family
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  • Federal Housing Administration takes steps to remove barriers to Homeownership for those with Student Loan Debt

    Federal Housing Administration takes steps to remove barriers to Homeownership for those with Student Loan Debt | site |



    Updates to Single Family student loan monthly payment calculation expand access to FHA-insured mortgage financing for creditworthy individuals, particularly in communities of color


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development [HUD] press release dated: June 18, 2021)

    Washington - - The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) on Friday announced updates to its student loan monthly payment calculations to take steps to remove barriers and provide more access to affordable single family FHA-insured mortgage financing for creditworthy individuals with student loan debt, which has a disproportionate impact on people of color. The updated policy more closely aligns FHA student loan debt calculation policies with other housing agencies, helping to streamline
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  • NHTSA says 2020 Fatality Data Show Increased Traffic Fatalities During Pandemic

    NHTSA says 2020 Fatality Data Show Increased Traffic Fatalities During Pandemic

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says 2020 Fatality Data Show Increased Traffic Fatalities During Pandemic | site |



    Risky Driving Behaviors Including Failure to Wear a Seatbelt, Speeding, and Drinking While Driving Identified as Contributing Factors


    (Information contained in National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [NHTSA] press release dated: June 3, 2021)

    June 3, 2021 | Washington, DC - - The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration today released preliminary estimates of crash fatalities in 2020 involving motor vehicle occupants, motorcyclists, and people walking and biking. Alongside the release of the 2020 fatality projections, Early Estimate of Motor Vehicle Traffic Fatalities in 2020, the agency issued two special reports, Early Estimates of Motor Vehicle Traffic Fatalities and Fatality Rate by Sub-Categories in 2020, and Update to Special Reports
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  • U.S. Small Business Administration Reconvenes the Council on Underserved Communities

    U.S. Small Business Administration Reconvenes the Council on Underserved Communities | site |



    SBA Administrator Guzman restores Council to address the immediate needs and concerns of underserved and underrepresented communities hit hard by COVID-19


    (Information contained in U.S. Small Business Administration [SBA] press release dated: June 22, 2021)

    Washington - - The U.S. Small Business Administration announced today that it is reconvening the Council on Underserved Communities (CUC) under the authority of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). In conjunction with the Biden-Harris Administration’s agenda, the restoration of the Council will help support the SBA’s prioritization of equity across its programs and initiatives. The Council will consist of 20 diverse stakeholders from every region of the country tasked with advising the SBA on strengthening and improving its strategies to help underserved...
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  • FDA Approves First Oral Blood Thinning Medication for Children

    FDA Approves First Oral Blood Thinning Medication for Children

    U.S. Food and Drug Administration Approves First Oral Blood Thinning Medication for Children | site |




    (Information contained in U.S. Food and Drug Administration [FDA] press release dated: June 21, 2021) Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Pradaxa (dabigatran etexilate) oral pellets to treat children 3 months to less than 12 years old with venous thromboembolism (a condition where blood clots form in the veins) directly after they have been treated with a blood thinner given by injection for at least five days. The FDA also approved Pradaxa oral pellets to prevent recurrent clots among patients 3 months to less than 12 years old who completed treatment for their first venous thromboembolism. In addition, Pradaxa was approved in capsule form to treat blood clots in patients eight years and older with venous thromboembolism directly after they have been treated with a blood thinner given by injection for at least five days, and to preve...
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  • Biden-Harris Administration Proposes Competitive Lease Sale for Offshore Wind Development for New York and New Jersey

    Biden-Harris Administration Proposes Competitive Lease Sale for Offshore Wind Development for New York and New Jersey | site |



    Innovative Proposed Lease Stipulations for New York Bight Lease Sale Would Prioritize Union Jobs and Ocean User Engagement


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of the Interior press release dated: June 11, 2021)

    Washington - - In support of the Biden-Harris administration’s goal of installing 30 gigawatts of offshore wind energy by 2030, the Department of the Interior today announced a proposed sale for offshore wind development on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) in the New York Bight – an area of shallow waters between Long Island and the New Jersey coast. This would be the first competitive offshore wind lease sale for the Biden-Harris administration. The proposed lease areas have the potential to unlock over 7 gigawatts of offshore wind energy, powering more than 2.6 million
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  • The U.S. Small Business Administration and the White House Webinar with Small Business Leaders on Economic Recovery and Vaccine Leadership Briefing

    The U.S. Small Business Administration & the White House Webinar with Small Business Leaders on Economic Recovery & Vaccine Leadership Briefing | site |




    (Information contained in U.S. Small Business Administration [SBA] press release dated: June 14, 2021)

    Washington - - On Thursday, June 10, as part of the "Vaccine Month of Action," The White House, the U.S. Small Business Administration, and Public Private Strategies Institute hosted a briefing for small business leaders on COVID-19 recovery as part of their recently announced "Getting Back on Track: Help is Here" webinar series.

    Over a thousand participants joined the briefing featuring SBA Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman and Dr. Bechara Choucair, White House COVID-19 Vaccinations Coordinator. Administrator Guzman and Dr. Choucair discussed the importance of vaccinations and provided updates on COVID-19 economic aid programs, such as the
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  • U.S. Department of Labor Outlines upcoming Worker-centered Protections in Biden-Harris Administration Spring 2021 Regulatory Agenda

    U.S. Department of Labor Outlines upcoming Worker-centered Protections in Biden-Harris Administration Spring 2021 Regulatory Agenda | site |




    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Labor press release dated: June 11, 2021)


    Washington, DC - - A mother of two struggles to budget for child care expenses on an hourly income of $11.50 as a call center worker with a federal contractor. A construction company owner learns they’ve lost another federal contract because a competitor was able to underbid the job by not paying livable wages. Socially conscious investors want to maximize their savings and do the planet some good, but are frustrated by the investment options available to do that.

    As part of the Biden-Harris administration’s Spring 2021 regulatory agenda – published today as required by Executive Order 12866 – the U.S. Department of Labor is announcing a series of anticipated regulatory actions to ensure the
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  • U.S. Small Business Administration Announces Funding Competition to Organizations Providing Federal Procurement Training to Veteran Entrepreneurs

    U.S. Small Business Administration Announces Funding Competition to Organizations Providing Federal Procurement Training to Veteran Entrepreneurs | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Small Business Administration [SBA] press release dated: June 12, 2021)

    Washington - - The U.S. Small Business Administration today announced that non-profit organizations and private sector firms are now eligible to compete for funding of up to $500,000 to deliver federal procurement training to veteran and service-disabled veteran entrepreneurs. The application period begins today through July 12, 2021.

    Up to two awardees will use the $500,000 in total funding to participate in the Veteran Federal Procurement Entrepreneurship Training Program (SB-OVVT-21-001) with grants from SBA’s Office of Veterans Business Development. Awards will be made for a base project period of 12 months, with three option periods of 12 months each. These funds will be used
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    U.S. Small Business Administration Announces Key Staff
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    U.S. Small Business Administration Announces Key Staff | site |




    Nearly 40 Biden-Harris Administration appointees named to serve the 30 million small businesses across the nation



    (Information contained in U.S. Small Business Administration [SBA] press release dated: August 18, 2021) Washington - - Today, the U.S. Small Business Administration announced its senior leadership team and key Biden-Harris Administration appointees. This experienced group of staffers will join thousands of SBA career servants working tirelessly to deliver recovery funding to millions of small businesses and rebuild the engine of our nation's economy. In April, Antwaun Griffin was named Chief of Staff, playing a critical role in executing Administrator Guzman's priorities as the agency provides a historic $1 trillion in economic relief to America's entrepreneurs, small businesses, and nonprofits. "The Biden-Ha...
    09-04-2021, 10:34 PM
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    U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Guzman Celebrates Startup Day Across America
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Guzman Celebrates Startup Day Across America | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Small Business Administration [SBA] press release dated: August 18, 2021)

    Washington - - Today, U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman released the following statement on Startup Day Across America: “On Startup Day Across America, we celebrate new business ventures who are innovating and creating, solving problems and bringing new products and services to big cities and small towns throughout our nation. “American ingenuity knows no bounds, and the resilience and resourcefulness of entrepreneurs across our country during the last year and a half are testament to that fact. But big thinkers and hard workers still need support for their plans to grow and thrive, and the Small Business Administration is proud to be a go-to resource helping to connect startups to
    ...
    08-20-2021, 04:24 AM
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    Biden-Harris Administration Invests over 19 Million Dollars to Expand Telehealth Nationwide and Improve Health in Rural, Other Underserved Communities
    by Staff Reporter 1
    Biden-Harris Administration Invests over $19 Million to Expand Telehealth Nationwide and Improve Health in Rural, Other Underserved Communities | site |




    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Health and Human Services [HHS] press release dated: August 18, 2021)


    Today, the Biden-Harris Administration is announcing key investments that will strengthen telehealth services in rural and underserved communities and expand telehealth innovation and quality nationwide. These investments—totaling over $19 million—are being distributed to 36 award recipients through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). “Telehealth is crucial to providing convenient and sustained care for patients,” said HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra. “This funding demonstrates the Biden-Harris Administration’s strong commitment to expanding access to q...
    08-18-2021, 06:46 PM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Small Business Administration Awards 2.7 Million Dollars in Grants to 14 Women’s Business
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Small Business Administration Awards $2.7M in Grants to 14 Women’s Business Centers | site |



    Funding Aims to Help Improve Innovative Projects Aiding Women-owned Businesses Impacted by COVID-19


    (Information contained in U.S. Small Business Administration [SBA] press release dated: August 16, 2021)

    Washington - - The U.S. Small Business Administration issued 14 grant awards of up to $200,000 each to organizations in 13 states as part of the Women’s Business Centers (WBC) Resiliency and Recovery Demonstration Grant under the SBA’s Office of Women’s Business Ownership (OWBO). The purpose of the grants is to establish or continue innovative projects that aim to improve service delivery, training, and support provided to women-owned businesses impacted by COVID-19. “The growth and recovery of women-owned small businesses is essential to our nation's economy. During the pandemic, our Women’s Business Ce
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    08-17-2021, 06:08 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Small Business Administration Awards Grants to 33 Organizations
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Small Business Administration Awards Grants to 33 Organizations to Help Underserved Communities Succeed with the Small Business Innovation Research Program | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Small Business Administration [SBA] press release dated: August 11, 2021)

    Washington - - The U.S. Small Business Administration issued 33 grant awards up to $125,000 each for specialized training, mentoring, and technical assistance for research and development (R&D)-focused small businesses under the Federal and State Technology (FAST) Partnership Program. FAST seeks to improve outcomes in the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs for underserved communities by increasing participation from women-owned, rural-based, and socially or economically disadvantaged small businesses. “As President Biden often says, great ideas come from anywhere and everywhere. Supporting all our nation’s
    ...
    08-14-2021, 05:33 AM

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