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Big Ideas for Small Business
This report provides a five-step roadmap towards a more inclusive, dynamic, and productive small-business sector. The report breaks down the five steps into ten major policy recommendations with detailed policy proposals. It was authored by the...
Local and Urban Food Systems: Selected Farm Bill and Other Federal ProgramsMembers only Login
More than 30 USDA grant and loan programs provide support and assistance for local and urban food producers and producer groups. These grant and loan programs may be grouped into several broad program categories, including marketing and promotion;...
Regenerative Agriculture and COVID-19 Capital Needs Members only Login
Traditional sources of capital ranging from philanthropy to private equity to banking institutions have demonstrated a strong interest in investing in a more diversified, resilient food system. To better understand and capture the capital needs of...
Advancing Education and Child Development in Opportunity Zones
Recovering from the pandemic and addressing the intergenerational inequities that have stunted personal and national prosperity will require an all-hands-on-deck effort. This guide is intended for government officials, community members, education...
U.S. Agriculture's Opportunities to Contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals
Though challenges exist, there are unprecedented opportunities for U.S. agriculture to collaborate and build on its existing strengths to deliver business value for the sector as a whole while contributing to the sustainable development goals and...
New Markets Tax Credits: A Flexible Capital Source and a Change Agent
The New Markets Tax Credit program, created to spark investment in disadvantaged communities, has become a valuable source of flexible capital for healthcare providers and health systems to tackle the immediate needs of both their organizations and...
USDA Programs in the Local Food Supply Chain
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is committed to supporting robust regional food economies across the food chain. This graphic is designed to be a guide for which programs are best suited for different parts of the supply chain.
Financing Resilient AgricultureMembers only Login
There are several existing agricultural lender initiatives that can inform the development of lending programs or products for resilient agriculture. This report derives five key lessons from these initiatives, including the need to understand the...
Coronavirus Relief Fund FAQs Related to Reporting & Recordkeeping - Treasury Office of Inspector GeneralMembers only Login
The Department of the Treasury Office of Inspector General (OIG) is responsible for monitoring and oversight of the receipt, disbursement, and use of Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) payments. Treasury OIG was also assigned authority to recover funds...
CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series: Investing in Childcare Facilities Members only Login
During this installment of the CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series, we will showcase various childcare facilities financing programs from across the country and highlight projects that have successfully utilized these tools.
Guidance on Adjusting Discretionary Incentive Programs to Support Small Business Recovery
How can economic development organizations modify their incentive programs to help struggling small businesses? To assist in sorting through the options, Smart Incentives has published Guidance on Adjusting Discretionary Incentive Programs to...
The Impact of Opportunity Zones: An Initial AssessmentMembers only Login
This report from the White House' Council of Economic Advisers compares the advantages of OZs with those of other Federal antipoverty programs and documents the characteristics of the nearly 8,800 low-income communities designated as OZs. It also...
The Impact of Projects Facilitated by the Texas Sales Tax for Economic DevelopmentMembers only Login
The Perryman Group, in collaboration with TEDC, was recently asked to (1) provide a perspective on the importance of proactive economic development and (2) estimate the economic benefits of projects facilitated by the sales tax for economic...
Recreation Economy at USDA: Economic Development Resources for Rural CommunitiesMembers only Login
USDA’s Forest Service (FS), Rural Development (RD), and the National Institute for Food and Agriculture (NIFA) have developed this resource guide for rural communities to identify resources that develop the recreation economy.
The Manufacturing Extension Partnership ProgramMembers only Login
This 2019 report from the Congressional Research Service (CRS) examines the the Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) program, which is operated by the Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
An Infrastructure Stimulus Plan for the COVID-19 RecessionMembers only Login
This Brookings Institute brief uses historical data and the earliest indicators from the COVID-19 downturn to make the case for a people-first approach to federal infrastructure stimulus. The total cost of these programs would range from $167...
CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series: Financing Small Business Recovery After COVID-19Members only Login
During this installment of the CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series, we discussed the impacts of COVID-19 on access to capital and how finance tools have evolved to meet the growing needs of small businesses as the nation works...
Paycheck Protection Program Loan DataMembers only Login
The SBA, in consultation with the Treasury Department, released detailed loan-level data regarding the loans made under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). This disclosure covers each of the 4.9 million PPP loans that have been made through July...
CDFIs and the Capital Markets - Tapping into Impact InvestorsMembers only Login
A new paradigm is emerging – one in which mainstream investors increasingly want to invest in the social, economic, and environmental well-being of communities. LISC's research paper, CDFIs and the Capital Markets: Tapping into Impact Investors,...
CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series: Financing Rural HealthcareMembers only Login
During this installment of the CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series, we explored financing programs that support healthcare development and showcase successful projects that have increased access to healthcare for rural communities.
Financing Affordable Housing and Small Businesses through Opportunity Zones - Lessons from Cuyahoga County, Ohio Members only Login
The Opportunity Zones tax incentive, created by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, was designed to spur investment in low-income and undercapitalized communities. The experiences of investors, developers, government officials, and business...
Community Advantage Program Participant GuideMembers only Login
The SBA's Community Advantage Loan Program provides mission-oriented lenders, primarily nonprofit financial intermediaries focused on economic development, access to 7(a) loan guaranties for loans of $250,000 or less. This program participation...
Organic Opportunities: Investing in the Expansion of Organic Food and Agriculture in Northeastern North CarolinaMembers only Login
The Organic Agriculture Revitalization Strategy (OARS) builds upon the basic insight of this emerging research – that certified organic agriculture can provide not only environmental benefits but also socio-economic benefits, revitalizing rural...
CARES Act Suggestions for State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial Elected OfficialsMembers only Login
The National League of Cities, National Low Income Housing Coalition, and National Alliance to End Homelessness, and Mayors & CEOs for U.S. Housing Investments prepared this guide for elected officials to help maximize federal resources made...
Opportunity Zones Best Practices Report to the President from The White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council Members only Login
This is the third report issued by the White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council as required under Executive Order 13853, and outlines best practices that could be integrated into public and private investments in urban and economically...
COVID-19 Weekly Briefing - Capital Solutions: Realigning Assets, Evaluating Risk
During the May 8, 2020 Weekly COVID-19 Development Finance Briefing, panelists discussed realigning assets to address the COVID-19 crisis, evaluating the risk of not doing anything versus the risk of losing capital, capital solutions that are...
COVID-19 Weekly Briefing - Impact Investors' Responses to COVID-19
During the May 1, 2020 Weekly COVID-19 Development Finance Briefing, listeners heard how four prominent leaders in impact investing are responding to both the economic crisis and the public health crisis, learned about the types of solutions and...
COVID-19 Weekly Briefing - Updates from SBA and HUD on PPP, EIDL, CDBG
During the April 24, 2020 Weekly COVID-19 Development Finance Briefing, listeners were given updates from SBA and HUD on early statistics for the PPP and EIDL programs, as well as additional actions taken by both agencies such as payment forgiveness...
SBA Disaster Assistance Update - EIDL Advance Statistics as of April 24, 2020
The SBA's Office of Disaster Assistance published this COVID-19 EIDL Advance Loans Report on April 24, 2020. The report includes the lending statistics for EIDL Advances.
SBA Disaster Assistance Update - EIDL Statistics as of April 24, 2020
The SBA's Office of Disaster Assistance published this COVID-19 EIDL Loans Report on April 24, 2020. The report includes the lending statistics for EIDL.
SBA Disaster Assistance Update - EIDL Advance Statistics as of April 20, 2020
The SBA's Office of Disaster Assistance published this COVID-19 EIDL Advance Loans Report on April 20, 2020. The report includes the lending statistics for EIDL Advances.
SBA Disaster Assistance Update - EIDL Statistics as of April 20, 2020
The SBA's Office of Disaster Assistance published this COVID-19 EIDL Loans Report on April 20, 2020. The report includes the lending statistics for EIDL.
Report to Congress on the Federal Reserve's Main Street New Loan Facility (MSNLF)
This report to Congress examines the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve's establishment of the Main Street New Loan Facility (MSNLF). The MSNLF is intended to facilitate lending to small and medium-sized businesses by eligible lenders.
Report to Congress on the Federal Reserve's Main Street Expanded Loan Facility (MSELF)
This report to Congress examines the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve's establishment of the Main Street Expanded Loan Facility (MSELF). The MSELF is intended to facilitate lending to small and medium-sized businesses by eligible lenders.
COVID-19 Rebirth Using Proven Tools
This white paper looks at how 5 successful programs can be used to finance the recovery from COVID-19. The 5 programs are C-PACE and R-PACE, State Historic Tax Credits, State Opportunity Zones Programs, State New Markets Tax Credits, and Solar and...
COVID-19 Federal Rural Resource Guide
USDA and its Federal partners have programs that can be used to provide immediate and long-term assistance to rural communities affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. This resource matrix organizes funding opportunities identified in the CARES Act and...
COVID-19 Weekly Briefing - Strategies for Catalyzing Investment in Communities
During the April 10, 2020 Weekly COVID-19 Development Finance Briefing, Bruce Katz from Drexel University, Rachel Reilly from the Economic Innovation Group, and Katie Kramer from CDFA examined relief efforts run by local governments, philanthropic...
CDFA Legislative Briefing - April 2020 (Free Recording)
During this Legislative Briefing, we discussed the latest information about the next stimulus act (Phase 4) from Congress and the urgent actions development finance agencies should take. We examined legislative reactions to the CARES Act, what we...
North Carolina Business Relief Resources for COVID-19
The Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina published this business relief resources document with FAQs and links to important resources for North Carolina business owners.
COVID-19 Weekly Briefing - Innovative Small Business Relief Programs
During the April 3, 2020 Weekly COVID-19 Development Finance Briefing, experts from the North Carolina Rural Center, the Local Initiatives Support Corporation, and the New Orleans Business Alliance discussed their respective approaches to local...
EX-IM Bank FY 2019 Annual ReportMembers only Login
This is the annual report for the U.S. Export-Import Bank (EX-IM Bank) for FY19. In FY 2019, EXIM authorized a total of nearly $8.2 billion to support approximately $9.1 billion of U.S. exports and an estimated 34,000 American jobs.
COVID-19 Relief for Small Businesses through SBA
This webinar, hosted by the SBA's West Virginia District Office, discusses small business relief programs offered by the SBA. Topics included the EIDL Program, the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), and Working Capital Disaster Loans.
COVID-19 Emergency Loans & Small Business Checklist - U.S. Chamber of Commerce
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has issued this guide to help small businesses and self-employed individuals prepare to file for a loan.
Summary of the CARES Act
This is a summary of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act from the Congressional Research Service. This is the third in a series of legislative packages addressing the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19 Weekly Briefing - Federal, State, and Local Responses to COVID-19
On the March 27, 2020 Weekly COVID-19 Development Finance Briefing, we discussed how Development Finance Agencies have initially responded to COVID-19, examined Congressional legislation, analyzed how federal agencies are reacting, and looked at a...
FAQs for SBA's Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program
This document contains Frequently Asked Questions for the SBA's Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) Program.
Business Survival Guide
Created by Business Oregon's finance team, this resource guide is meant to help small businesses during the COVID-19 outbreak.
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