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Grants

NeighborWorks America invites qualified community development nonprofits to apply for a share of $26.5...

NeighborWorks America announced that the application period is open beginning November 28 for one-time grants to revitalize distressed communities suffering from the direct and/or indirect effects of the foreclosure crisis. Projects proposed should support and further existing multi-faceted, place-based initiatives working to transform communities.

NCOA Awards Grants to 15 New Organizations to Become Benefits Enrollment Centers

The National Council on Aging (NCOA) has awarded grants to 15 new organizations to become part of a growing national network of Benefits Enrollment Centers (BECs) that provide person-centered assistance to low-income seniors and younger adults with disabilities to enroll them in programs that help pay for health care, prescriptions, food, utilities, and more.

HUD ANNOUNCES NEW FORMULA FOR INDIAN HOUSING BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM

After three years of negotiation with federally and state-recognized tribes across the country, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced a new funding formula used to allocate funds through the Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) Program.
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ULI Receives Grant Totaling $1.5 Million from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to Support...

The Urban Land Institute (ULI), a global research and education institute dedicated to responsible land use and creating thriving communities, has been awarded a $1.5 million grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to support the institute’s Building Healthy Places initiative. Through the initiative, ULI is leveraging the power of ULI’s global networks to shape projects and places in ways that improve the health of people and communities

ULI Announces Winners of the 2016 Urban Innovation Grants

Ten grants totaling $100,000 have been awarded to Urban Land Institute (ULI) district and national councils through ULI’s Urban Innovation Grant program. Only ULI district and national councils are eligible to apply for grants, with awards ranging between $10,000 and $25,000 for innovative projects that engage ULI members and further the institute’s mission at the local level.

Administration Announces Additional Economic and Workforce Development Resources for Coal Communities through POWER Initiative

As part of President Obama’s continuing efforts to assist communities negatively impacted by changes in the coal industry and power sector, today the Administration is announcing the second round of grants awarded this year as part of the POWER Initiative’s “POWER 2016” funding opportunity that invests in economic revitalization and workforce training in coal communities across the country.

Kevin Phelan, CRE Receives Highest Award from The Counselors of Real Estate

October 14, 2016—The Counselors of Real Estate (CRE) professional association has named Kevin C. Phelan, CRE, co-chairman of Colliers International, Boston, as the recipient of the 2016 James D. Landauer/John R. White Award–the highest honor conferred by the invitation-only organization.

Amata Announces $8.9 Million Grant Award to ASPA

Congresswoman Aumua Amata, announced today that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded a grant in the amount of $8.9 million to American Samoa for water infrastructure projects.

HUD AWARDS $38 MILLION TO FIGHT DISCRIMINATION

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that it is awarding $38 million under its Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP) to confront discriminatory housing practices. HUD's grants will support some 155 national and local fair housing organizations working to confront violations of the nation's landmark Fair Housing Act (see grantee list below)

VA Announces $3.4 Million in Funding to Help the Homeless

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert A. McDonald announced the award of $3.4 million in grant funding offered through the Grant and Per Diem (GPD) Program to 16 community agencies that provide enhanced services for homeless Veterans with special needs

HUD AWARDS $3.3 MILLION IN GRANTS TO SUPPORT RESEARCH TO REDUCE HOUSING-RELATED HEALTH HAZARDS

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced that it is making $3.3 million available in cooperative agreements to support research to develop and improve methods for the identification and control of key residential health hazards and to improve the implementation of policies that address these hazards.

NeighborWorks America invites qualified CDFIs to apply for a share of $48 million in...

NeighborWorks America announced today that the application period will open Oct. 3 for special one-time down payment assistance grants to eligible community development financial institutions (CDFIs) that want to increase low- and middle-income homeownership in their communities. The one-time grants are part of Project Reinvest, a limited and targeted program from NeighborWorks America, not related to its core grant operations.

National Park Service Awards $1.5 Million in LWCF Grants for Park Improvements in Washington

U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) applauded the National Park Service’s (NPS) announcement of more than $1.5 million in Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) grants to fund new park construction and to improve park facilities at three sites in the state of Washington

Chrysler Liquidating Trust Commits $750,000 to Support Homeless Veterans

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is partnering with Chrysler Liquidating Trust to provide funds to support VA efforts to end Veteran homelessness. The partnership is part of the MyVA Strategic Partnership Initiative, which works with external organizations to improve the delivery and access of care for Veterans

USDA Awards Grants to Preserve Affordable Rural Housing

USDA Rural Development Under Secretary Lisa Mensah today announced grants to preserve and repair affordable housing for very-low- and low-income families living in rural areas

VA Awards $300 Million More in Grants to Help End Veteran Homelessness

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today awarded approximately $300 million more in grants under the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program to help thousands of very low-income Veteran families around the nation who are permanently housed or transitioning to permanent housing. The SSVF grant program provides access to crucial services to prevent homelessness for Veterans and their families.

VA Awards $300 in SSVF Grants to Help End Veteran Homelessness

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today awarded approximately $300 million more in grants under the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program to help thousands of very low-income veteran families around the nation who are permanently housed or transitioning to permanent housing. The SSVF grant program provides access to crucial services to prevent homelessness for veterans and their families.

Fact Sheet: Administration Announces New Economic and Workforce Development Resources for Coal Communities through...

As part of President Obama’s ongoing efforts to assist communities negatively impacted by changes in the coal industry and power sector, today the Administration is announcing awards totaling $38.8 million for 29 economic and workforce development projects -- in and across multiple states -- that are building a stronger economic future for their communities, businesses, and workers.  The awards are administered by the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA), and the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration (ETA).

Consumers Energy Foundation Awards Grants Worth $56,825 in 34 Counties to Recognize Employee, Retiree...

The Consumers Energy Foundation announced today it has awarded 119 volunteer grants worth $56,825 to nonprofit organizations across Michigan to recognize outstanding volunteerism by Consumers Energy employees and retirees.

Nissan enters second decade of partnership with Habitat for Humanity with $1 million donation...

Kicking off its second decade of partnership with Habitat for Humanity, Nissan North America today announced a $1 million grant to help build more homes with families in need of decent, affordable housing. Nissan’s cash contributions to Habitat for Humanity in North America total more than $14 million over the past 11 years

LISC Boston’s Green Retrofit Initiative Announces Funding for Multifamily Affordable Housing Owners

With a grant from the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, LISC Boston’s Green Retrofit Initiative will provide two statewide funding opportunities for multifamily affordable housing owners.

ULI Awards Grants Totaling $55,000 to Help Improve Urban Resilience in Boston, Detroit, St....

Efforts to improve the urban resilience of St. Petersburg, Florida; Boston; Detroit, Charleston, South Carolina; and Portland, Oregon are being supported by grants awarded by the Urban Land Institute (ULI) to its district councils serving those areas. ULI is a research and education institute dedicated to responsible land use and creating sustainable, thriving communities worldwide; its district councils advance ULI’s mission in 53 metropolitan regions in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

HUD AWARDS MORE THAN $52 MILLION TO PROTECT CHILDREN AND FAMILIES FROM DANGEROUS LEAD...

To protect children and families from the hazards of lead-based paint and from other home health and safety hazards, The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded more than $52.6 million in Lead Based Paint Hazard Control grants to 23 local and state government agencies (see chart below).

Aumua Announces Grant Award of Over $9.5 Million for Infrastructure & Maintenance

Congresswoman Aumua Amata, was pleased to announce the release of more than $9.5 million in grant funding to American Samoa through the Office of Insular Affairs’ (OIA) Capital Improvement Project (CIP) Program. “These grant funds are essential to making sure our infrastructure is sound, and I am pleased to make this announcement,” said Amata. “It is a never ending fight to make sure that our islands are being put on equal footing as the states and other territories, but I am thankful to have colleagues in the Department of the Interior who work closely with me to ensure that is the case,” continued the Congresswoman.

HUD AWARDS CHOICE NEIGHBORHOOD GRANTS TO 10 CITIES

U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julián Castro today awarded $8 million to 10 severely distressed neighborhoods to stimulate affordable housing and economic development. Funded through HUD’s Choice Neighborhoods Initiative, these awards will help local leaders to craft comprehensive, homegrown plans to revitalize and transform these neighborhoods.

HUD AWARDS $42 MILLION IN HOUSING COUNSELING GRANTS

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded more than $42 million in housing counseling grants to hundreds of national, regional and local organizations to help families and individuals with their housing needs and to prevent future foreclosures. HUD’s housing counseling grants and the additional funding they leverage will assist more than 1.4 million households find housing, make more informed housing choices, or keep their current homes. See list of all counseling agencies awarded funding today

HUD AWARDS $5 MILLION TO 24 PUBLIC HOUSING AGENCIES FOR EMERGENCY AND SECURITY IMPROVEMENTS

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is awarding $5 million in grants to 24 public housing authorities in an effort to keep public housing residents safe and secure.

NEH Announces Public Humanities Projects Grant Program

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has announced an expansion of its grant offerings for museums, libraries, and other cultural organizations to bolster these institutions’ ability to facilitate public conversations about issues vital to communities, culture, and society

Representative Jordan Introduces Bill to Eliminate Means-Tested Housing Programs June 09, 2016

On May 26, Representative Jim Jordan (R-OH), chairman of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, introduced H.R. 5360, the Welfare Reform and Upward Mobility Act, which would prohibit Congress from funding means-tested housing programs and in their place create a single state block grant for housing activities.

Sen. Murray Announces New Federal Housing Vouchers for Homeless Veterans in WA State

U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), a senior member of both the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development and the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, announced new resources to help homeless veterans secure stable housing and supportive services.

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GAF donates roofing to Habitat for Humanity for sixth consecutive year

The company will continue to donate roofing materials to Habitat for Humanity builds across the U.S. and Canada where GAF factory-certified contractors volunteer their roofing installation services. GAF, along with their GAF Master Elite and Certified Contractors, contributed to nearly 280 Habitat for Humanity homes as part of the 2015-2016 partnership

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Consumer and Small Business Advocates Oppose OCC’s Plan to Offer Fintech...

Today, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) announced its intention to offer national charters to financial technology firms, which could severely undermine state oversight and state consumer protection laws that protect consumers and small business owners from abusive financial products and practices. The OCC is accepting comments on its framework until January 15, 2017.