USDA’s B&I Loan Guarantee program is a fantastic stand-alone tool for lenders working to support rural businesses.
The Treasury Department’s CDFI Fund has opened the application process for the 2019 CDFI Program awards. Deadline to apply is June 6, 2019.
SBA’s application process for PRIME grants is now open. Deadline to apply is June 10, 2019.
USDA Rural Development has funds available in their Business & Industry Loan Guarantee Program.
The US General Services Administration has changed their policies regarding the online System for Award Management. As of April 27th, all users must submit a notarized letter naming an Entity Administrator to the Federal Services Desk in order to activate their sam.gov registration. Any organization applying for federal or state funding through grants.gov is required to have a current registration with sam.gov in order to submit their application, so make sure to check your account! More information, including a template for the notarized letter, click the link.
GrantAdvisor is now open for you to hare your experiences of working with a foundation. The program is sponsored by CalNonprofits, GreatNonprofits, and Minnesota Council of Nonprofits.
Opportunity Fund recently launched its Community Partner Program. The program can supplement the missions and programs of other non-profits by serving as a microloan program for those who do not have one and complementing the services of those who do. Partners receive several benefits, including an in-depth look at the credit and underwriting criteria and a 5% commission on every qualified referral booked for loans between $5,000 and $50,000. If you have questions or are interested, please contact Robert Zapata by email or phone 323.506.3529.