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On the Governor’s Desk | New Bill Makes Improvements to RMAP

In this Must Know… On the Governor’s Desk The California Legislature finished its 2023 session last week. Several bills benefitting small businesses and nonprofits await Governor Newsom’s signature, including: New Bill Introduces Welcome Changes to RMAP Last month, Representatives Zach Nunn (R-IA) and Angie Craig (D-MN) introduced a marker bill that outlines improvements to the Rural

Summer School Session Next Week | SB 666 Update

In this Must Know… Summer School: Operationalizing Climate Programs Join us next Wednesday, September 13, 2023 at 11:00am PT for the final session of this year’s Climate + Small Biz Summer School, where we’ll tackle operationalizing climate programs. Naima McQueen, former Executive Director of the Alliance for Community Development, and Masika Henson, Change Management Consultant, will join us

SBA PRIME Grants Announced | Webinar: How CDFIs Are Faring

In this Must Know… SBA Prime Grants Announced Earlier this week, SBA Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman announced the awardees of the 2023 Program for Investment in Microentrepreneurs (PRIME) grant awards. CAMEO is excited to announce that we are one of the recipients, along with CAMEO members California FarmLink and the International Rescue Committee. Together, these three organizations

Summer School Recap | 2022 CAMEO Impact Census

In this Must Know… Summer School Recap Yesterday, we held the second session of our Climate + Small Biz Summer School, which focused on technical assistance for green businesses. It was a packed session! First, we had Mitchell Smith from CDFA who told us about the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund and how your orgs can participate.

SSBCI Funding Awards Announced | CA Orgs Awarded CRP Funding

In this Must Know… SSBCI Funding Awards Announced Last week, the Treasury Department announced the first awardees of two SSBCI-funded programs: the Minority Business Development Agency’s Capital Readiness Program (more on that below) and the Technical Assistance Grant Program, which totals $57 million so far for 12 states. CalOSBA is approved for up to $25.3

Summer School Part I Recap | MEHKO Bill Is Now Law

In this Must Know… Summer School Part I Recap Yesterday we held the first session of our four-part series for the Climate + Small Biz Summer School. Joining us was Neda Arabshahi, VP of the Inclusiv Center for Resiliency and Clean Energy. She led a conversation on how climate change disrupts life and its economic impact on

Climate and Small Biz | CAMEO Academy: Members Only Courses

In this Must Know… Summer School Rescheduled Due to extenuating circumstances, we’re rescheduling the Climate + Small Biz Summer School to begin next week, August 2, 2023 at 11:00am PT. It will run through August 23, 2023. In Part I: Why Does Climate Resiliency Matter to the Entrepreneurial Economy?, we’ll discuss why small businesses and the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem can and need