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  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announces 2.7 Billion Dollars Funding Opportunity to help People experiencing Homelessness

    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announces $2.7 Billion Funding Opportunity to help People experiencing Homelessness | site |




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

    Washington - - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is making $2.656 billion in FY 2021 Continuum of Care Program (CoC) competitive funding available to homeless services organizations across the country for supportive services and housing programs for people experiencing homelessness. Read HUD’s Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). “The safety of a stable home is essential during the COVID-19 pandemic and this Administration is committed to meeting the needs of the more than half a million Americans who are struggling with homelessness on any given day,” said HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge. “Coupled with the historic resources in the American Rescue Plan, the C
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  • HUD announces 145 Million Dollars Funding Opportunity to address the Needs of Youth Experiencing Homelessness

    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announces $145 Million Funding Opportunity to address the Needs of Youth Experiencing Homelessness | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development press release dated: May 24, 2021)

    Washington - - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is making $145 million in competitive funding available to build systems intended to end youth homelessness in local and rural communities through HUD's Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP). Competitive funding is available to up to 50 communities for implementation of youth specific innovative programs to address the needs of youth experiencing or at risk of homelessness. Read HUD’s Notice of Opportunity. “Getting and keeping young people off the streets and helping them find a safe, stable home can change the trajectory of their lives,” said HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge. “Local le
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  • FedEx Announces the FedEx E-Commerce Learning Lab in Collaboration with Accion Opportunity Fund

    FedEx Announces the FedEx E-Commerce Learning Lab in Collaboration with Accion Opportunity Fund | site |



    FedEx says $1 million grant will be used to fund program to help businesses owned by women and people of color expand e-commerce operations


    (Information contained in FedEx press release dated: May 13, 2021)

    Memphis, Tenn., May 13, 2021 – FedEx today announced the launch of the FedEx E-Commerce Learning Lab, a new program developed in collaboration with Accion Opportunity Fund (AOF), a leading nonprofit organization providing small business owners with access to capital, networks, and coaching. The program is designed to help diverse small business owners who are looking to develop or expand their e-commerce operations as they continue to adapt their business models in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, with a focus on women and entrepreneurs of color. The program will provide intensive hands-on learning to a cohort of
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  • Deputy Secretary of the Treasury Wally Adeyemo's Meeting with the Board of Directors of the Opportunity Finance Network

    Deputy Secretary of the Treasury Wally Adeyemo's Meeting with the Board of Directors of the Opportunity Finance Network | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of the Treasury press release dated: May 12, 2021)

    Washington - - Earlier today, Deputy Secretary of the Treasury Wally Adeyemo met with the Board of Directors of the Opportunity Finance Network (OFN), led by President and CEO Lisa Mensah. Deputy Secretary Adeyemo shared President Biden and Secretary Yellen’s vision for an equitable and sustainable recovery, including tapping into the unrealized potential of small businesses across the country by supporting Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) and Minority Depository Institutions (MDI) through policies like the $3 billion CDFI Rapid Response Program. Deputy Secretary Adeyemo asked for the Board’s advice on how Treasury can better utilize its tools to serve underrepresented communities and how to ensure the...
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  • CMS Announces New Model Opportunity for Medicaid Managed Care Organizations Serving Beneficiaries Dually Eligible for Medicare and Medicaid

    Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Announces New Model Opportunity for Medicaid Managed Care Organizations Serving Beneficiaries Dually Eligible for Medicare and Medicaid | site |



    (Information contained in Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services press release: December 17, 2020)

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation is announcing a new opportunity to enable Medicaid Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) to better serve enrollees who are dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid. This new Model opportunity is the first CMS initiative designed to harness the power of Medicaid MCOs to coordinate Medicare and Medicaid services and improve health outcomes for the population of dually eligible beneficiaries who are in both Medicaid managed care and Medicare fee-for-service (FFS). Currently, Medicaid MCOs do not have an incentive to coordinate care in a way that reduces Medicare FFS costs f...
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  • U.S. Department of Energy Issues Small Business Research and Development Funding Opportunity Announcement

    U.S. Department of Energy Issues Small Business Research and Development Funding Opportunity Announcement | site |


    Department of Energy says "Approximately $50 Million in New Grants Will Support Energy Innovation"


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Energy press release: December 14, 2020)

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs issued the second Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for Fiscal Year 2021. The Phase I Release 2 FOA, with approximately $50 million in available funding, will allow small businesses to submit applications to establish the technical feasibility of new innovations that advance the Department’s mission. The following DOE program offices are participating in this FOA:
    • Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response
    • Office of Defense Nuclear Nonpr
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  • U.S. Department of Energy Announces Energy Incubator Funding Opportunity

    U.S. Department of Energy Announces Energy Incubator Funding Opportunity

    U.S. Department of Energy Announces Energy Incubator Funding Opportunity | site |


    EPIC Program to Support Hardware Development and Testing in Regional Innovation Clusters


    (October 29, 2020) - - The U.S. Department of Energy published today, October 29, 2020, the following information: WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) released a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) for its Energy Program for Innovation Clusters (EPIC). With up to $4 million in available funding, the EPIC FOA is the second of a two-part, $5 million program sponsored by DOE’s Office of Technology Transitions (OTT). The FOA seeks to recognize innovation accelerating organizations focused on stimulating energy hardware development and related supportive ecosystems. “The Department of Energy is home to the world’s greatest R&D talent, and America succeeds when there is a comprehensive value chain that encompasses all levels of technological develo...
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  • Library of Congress offers New Virtual Student Workshops Opportunity to Engage with Library's Collections at Home

    Library of Congress offers New Virtual Student Workshops Opportunity to Engage with Library's Collections at Home | site |



    National Book Festival Resources for Students and Teachers Also Available Online


    (October 16, 2020) - - Today, October 16, 2020, the Library of Congress published the following information: The Library of Congress is now offering virtual student workshops to engage young learners during an unprecedented school year. A new set of virtual workshops, available for students in grades three through eight, offer an opportunity to explore the Library’s exhibitions, collections and architecture from home. “The Library has long been an outstanding resource for teachers through its Teaching with Primary Sources Program. Now as teachers and students continue to teach and learn online, we are excited to pilot new ways to connect K-12 classrooms across the country and expand access to the Library’s resources,” said Shar...
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  • Federal Communications Commission launches 20 Billion Dollars Rural Digital Opportunity Fund to expand Rural Broadband Deployment

    Federal Communications Commission launches $20 Billion Rural Digital Opportunity Fund to expand Rural Broadband Deployment | site |



    FCC says this Represents FCC’s Largest Investment Ever to Close Digital Divide


    (February 7, 2020) - - Today (February 7, 2020), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released the following information: WASHINGTON, January 30, 2020—The Federal Communications Commission today took its single biggest step to date to close the digital divide by establishing the new Rural Digital Opportunity Fund to efficiently fund the deployment of high-speed broadband networks in rural America. Through a two-phase reverse auction mechanism, the FCC will direct up to $20.4 billion over ten years to finance up to gigabit speed broadband networks in unserved rural areas, connecting millions more American homes and businesses to digital opportunity. Without access to broadband, rural Americans cannot participate in the digi...
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  • Federal Communications Commission Chairman Pai Tees up 20.4 Billion Dollars Rural Digital Opportunity Fund for Vote at FCC's January Meeting

    Federal Communications Commission Chairman Pai Tees up $20.4 Billion Rural Digital Opportunity Fund for Vote at FCC's January Meeting| site |



    FCC says Fund Would Deploy High-Speed Broadband to Millions of Rural Homes and Businesses


    (January 8, 2020) - - Today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) published the following information: WASHINGTON, January 8, 2020—Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai today presented his colleagues with final rules to launch the new $20.4 billion Rural Digital Opportunity Fund. The rules, which will be voted on by the Commission at its Open Meeting on January 30, would establish a two-phased process to provide funding for the deployment of high-speed broadband in areas of the United States where there is currently not fixed broadband service that meets the Commission’s minimum speed standard (25/3 Mbps). “While we’ve made substantial progress in expanding broadband deployment ov...
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  • HUD Secretary Carson announces New Incentives Package for Purchase or Rehabilitation of Single Family Properties in Opportunity Zones

    U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Carson announces New Incentives Package for Purchase or Rehabilitation of Single Family Properties in Opportunity Zones | site |


    FHA policy announcement will encourage purchase and rehabilitation of homes in distressed neighborhoods



    (November 22, 2019) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development published the following information:

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson today announced that the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) will offer a new incentive for borrowers interested in rehabilitating homes in Opportunity Zones. FHA is effectuating this through an expansion of its Limited 203(k) Rehabilitation Mortgage Insurance Program (available to owner occupant homebuyers and existing occupant homeowners for the purchase and/or rehabilitation of single family homes) for homes located in Opportunity Zones across the nation....
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  • U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Funding Opportunity for Roadway Safety Tools

    U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Funding Opportunity for Roadway Safety Tools | site |



    (November 14, 2019) - - Today (November 14, 2019), the U.S. Department of Transportation published the following information:

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation today published a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) to build the capacity of state, local, and tribal governments to use innovative data tools and information to improve roadway safety.

    “This is part of the Department’s ongoing effort to utilize predictive data analytics to identify and address systemic factors contributing to crashes and improve roadway safety in communities across America,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao.

    The NOFO is an important step in the Department’s Safety Data Initiative, which helps communities devise policies to reduce roadway fatalities. This funding opportunity makes available up to $3 million to develop,
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  • U.S. Department of Agriculture Announces 1890 National Scholars Program Funding Opportunity

    U.S. Department of Agriculture Announces 1890 National Scholars Program Funding Opportunity| site |


    (October 29, 2019) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture published the following information:

    WASHINGTON, October 29, 2019 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the opening of the 2020 scholarship application cycle for the USDA/1890 National Scholars Program. The program aims to increase the number of students studying agriculture, food, natural resource sciences, and other agriculture-related disciplines. The program is available through the USDA Office of Partnerships and Public Engagement (OPPE).

    The USDA/1890 National Scholars Program was established in 1992 as part of the partnership between the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the nineteen 1890 Land-Grant Universities . The program provides full tuition, fees, books, room and board to students pursuing degrees in agriculture, food, natural resource sciences, or
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  • U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Announces New Initiative to Support Opening and Expanding Charter Schools in Opportunity Zones

    U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Announces New Initiative to Support Opening and Expanding Charter Schools in Opportunity Zones| site |


    (October 10, 2019) - - Today (October 10, 2019), the U.S. Department of Education published the following information: WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced a new initiative to promote the creation and expansion of high-quality public charter schools in Opportunity Zones across the United States. Currently, more than 70% of Opportunity Zones do not have a public charter school option available to students. One-fifth of Opportunity Zone residents lack a high school diploma. By creating and expanding high-quality public charter schools in Opportunity Zones, more families living in economically distressed communities will have access to additional education options that might better meet their child's needs. "Access to high-quality, innovative education options is fundamental to the long-term suc...
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  • U.S. Department of the Treasury Releases Proposed Regulations on Opportunity Zones Designed to Incentivize Investment in American Communities

    U.S. Department of the Treasury Releases Proposed Regulations on Opportunity Zones Designed to Incentivize Investment in American Communities



    Washington, DC - - (October 19, 2018) - - The Treasury Department today issued proposed guidance related to the new Opportunity Zone tax incentive. The tax benefit, created by the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, is designed to spur economic development and job creation by encouraging long-term investments in economically distressed communities nationwide. “We want all Americans to experience the dynamic opportunities being generated by President Trump’s economic policies. We anticipate that $100 billion in private capital will be dedicated towards creating jobs and economic development in Opportunity Zones,” said Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin. “This incentive will foster economic revitalization and promote sustainable economic growth, which was a...
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    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announces 2.7 Billion Dollars Funding Opportunity to help People experiencing Homelessness
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    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announces $2.7 Billion Funding Opportunity to help People experiencing Homelessness | site |




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

    Washington - - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is making $2.656 billion in FY 2021 Continuum of Care Program (CoC) competitive funding available to homeless services organizations across the country for supportive services and housing programs for people experiencing homelessness. Read HUD’s Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). “The safety of a stable home is essential during the COVID-19 pandemic and this Administration is committed to meeting the needs of the more than half a million Americans who are struggling with homelessness on any given day,” said HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge. “Coupled with the historic resources in the American Rescue Plan, the C
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    08-19-2021, 07:08 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    HUD announces 145 Million Dollars Funding Opportunity to address the Needs of Youth Experiencing Homelessness
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announces $145 Million Funding Opportunity to address the Needs of Youth Experiencing Homelessness | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development press release dated: May 24, 2021)

    Washington - - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is making $145 million in competitive funding available to build systems intended to end youth homelessness in local and rural communities through HUD's Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP). Competitive funding is available to up to 50 communities for implementation of youth specific innovative programs to address the needs of youth experiencing or at risk of homelessness. Read HUD’s Notice of Opportunity. “Getting and keeping young people off the streets and helping them find a safe, stable home can change the trajectory of their lives,” said HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge. “Local le
    ...
    05-28-2021, 08:41 PM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    FedEx Announces the FedEx E-Commerce Learning Lab in Collaboration with Accion Opportunity Fund
    by Staff Reporter 1
    FedEx Announces the FedEx E-Commerce Learning Lab in Collaboration with Accion Opportunity Fund | site |



    FedEx says $1 million grant will be used to fund program to help businesses owned by women and people of color expand e-commerce operations


    (Information contained in FedEx press release dated: May 13, 2021)

    Memphis, Tenn., May 13, 2021 – FedEx today announced the launch of the FedEx E-Commerce Learning Lab, a new program developed in collaboration with Accion Opportunity Fund (AOF), a leading nonprofit organization providing small business owners with access to capital, networks, and coaching. The program is designed to help diverse small business owners who are looking to develop or expand their e-commerce operations as they continue to adapt their business models in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, with a focus on women and entrepreneurs of color. The program will provide intensive hands-on learning to a cohort of
    ...
    05-28-2021, 05:59 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    Deputy Secretary of the Treasury Wally Adeyemo's Meeting with the Board of Directors of the Opportunity Finance Network
    by Staff Reporter 1
    Deputy Secretary of the Treasury Wally Adeyemo's Meeting with the Board of Directors of the Opportunity Finance Network | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of the Treasury press release dated: May 12, 2021)

    Washington - - Earlier today, Deputy Secretary of the Treasury Wally Adeyemo met with the Board of Directors of the Opportunity Finance Network (OFN), led by President and CEO Lisa Mensah. Deputy Secretary Adeyemo shared President Biden and Secretary Yellen’s vision for an equitable and sustainable recovery, including tapping into the unrealized potential of small businesses across the country by supporting Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) and Minority Depository Institutions (MDI) through policies like the $3 billion CDFI Rapid Response Program. Deputy Secretary Adeyemo asked for the Board’s advice on how Treasury can better utilize its tools to serve underrepresented communities and how to ensure the...
    05-14-2021, 04:21 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    CMS Announces New Model Opportunity for Medicaid Managed Care Organizations Serving Beneficiaries Dually Eligible for Medicare and Medicaid
    by Staff Reporter 1
    Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Announces New Model Opportunity for Medicaid Managed Care Organizations Serving Beneficiaries Dually Eligible for Medicare and Medicaid | site |



    (Information contained in Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services press release: December 17, 2020)

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation is announcing a new opportunity to enable Medicaid Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) to better serve enrollees who are dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid. This new Model opportunity is the first CMS initiative designed to harness the power of Medicaid MCOs to coordinate Medicare and Medicaid services and improve health outcomes for the population of dually eligible beneficiaries who are in both Medicaid managed care and Medicare fee-for-service (FFS). Currently, Medicaid MCOs do not have an incentive to coordinate care in a way that reduces Medicare FFS costs f...
    12-18-2020, 06:21 PM

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