EPA Recently Announced the Availability of $2.6 Billion in New Funding to Improve Water Infrastructure Across the United States

*Provided by the EPA The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the availability of $2.6 billion in new funds to assist states, tribes and territories with improving drinking water and wastewater infrastructure across the country. This funding advances President Trump’s efforts to rebuild the country’s aging water infrastructure, create local jobs, and ensure all Americans [...]

2019-05-14T13:40:59+00:00May 14th, 2019|CALED News, Econ Dev News|

See How Philanthropies Leverage Opportunity Zones

*Provided by Knight Foundation "The broad objective of this new tax incentive — expanding economic opportunities for places and people left behind — cannot be achieved by the market and outside investors alone. Cities in the broadest sense — local governments, urban institutions, urban networks will need to act with deliberate agency and purpose if [...]

2019-05-08T10:21:53+00:00May 8th, 2019|CALED News, Econ Dev News|

Applications Open for ReConnect Rural Broadband Pilot Program

*Provided by the USDA In March 2018, Congress provided $600 million to USDA to expand broadband infrastructure and services in rural America. On December 13, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced the rules of the program, called “ReConnect,” including how the loans and grants will be awarded to help build broadband infrastructure in rural America. USDA [...]

2019-05-01T08:38:24+00:00May 1st, 2019|CALED News, Econ Dev News|

Apply for HUD’s Rural Capacity Building for Community Develop. & Affordable Housing Grants

*Provided by HUD The Rural Capacity Building program enhances the capacity and ability of rural housing development organizations, Community Development Corporations (CDCs), Community Housing Development Organizations (CHDOs), local governments, and Indian tribes (eligible beneficiaries) to carry out affordable housing and community development activities in rural areas for the benefit of low- and moderate-income families and [...]

2019-04-11T14:22:03+00:00April 11th, 2019|CALED News, Econ Dev News|