USDA Distance Learning Telemedicine (DLT) Grant Program was Announced

*Provided by the USDA Rural Development The Distance Learning and Telemedicine program helps rural communities use the unique capabilities of telecommunications to connect to each other and to the world, overcoming the effects of remoteness and low population density. For example, this program can link teachers and medical service providers in one area to students [...]

2020-02-12T13:12:17-08:00February 12th, 2020|CALED News, Econ Dev News|

USDA Accepting Rural Business Development Grant Applications – Due Mar. 13

What does this program do? This program is designed to provide technical assistance and training for small rural businesses. Small means that the business has fewer than 50 new workers and less than $1 million in gross revenue.   What is an eligible area? Rural Business Development Grant money must be used for projects that [...]

2020-01-15T13:30:57-08:00January 15th, 2020|CALED News, Econ Dev News|

The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta has released the 2019 Report on Minority-Owned Firms

Small businesses are crucial to the nation's economy. They employ almost half of U.S. workers, and are important sources of employment and wealth building, particularly for minority communities. The number of minority-owned businesses has grown rapidly in recent years, which means that their well-being and ability to access financing is increasingly important to fostering economic [...]

2020-01-09T13:48:38-08:00January 9th, 2020|CALED News, Econ Dev News|

Final Opportunity Zone Treasury Regulations Released

*Provided by jdsupra "Treasury has issued two prior sets of proposed regulations. The Final Regulations consolidate these proposed regulations as well as change various parts to reflect comments received on the rules over the last two years. Among the changes that were made, the Final Regulations clarify aspects of the 180-day investment period, clarify how [...]

2019-12-31T11:05:04-08:00December 31st, 2019|CALED News, Econ Dev News|