CAMEO Blog

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  • Rebuilding Better Grant September 23, 2021Rebuilding Better Grant
    CAMEO is excited to announce we received the Rebuilding Better grant from Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation to do policy work around racial justice. CAMEO was one of 21 organizations that ...
  • CAMEO’s Loan Loss Reserve Program September 15, 2021CAMEO's Loan Loss Reserve Program
    Congratulations CAMEO Grantees! We are pleased to announce the grantees of CAMEO’s Loan Loss Reserve Program sponsored by Union Bank. Five microlenders will receive grants of $9,000 each for loan loss ...
  • Changes in COVID Relief Assistance September 1, 2021
    Recent events have some federal programs ending and others beginning.  And California is has some support to fill the gaps. Unemployment  On Saturday, September 4, 2021 most federal unemployment benefits will expire, ...
  • Lots of Movement on Responsible Business Lending in California August 18, 2021
    In 2018, SB 1235 was signed into law with the support of CAMEO and our partners in the California Responsible Business Lending Coalition (RBLC). The legislation is the first in ...
  • California State Budget 2021 July 1, 2021California State Budget 2021
    The California legislature approved a $263 billion budget proposal Monday that is now sitting on Governor Gavin Newsom’s desk. While negotiations were over homelessness, transportation, and education, most of the small business pieces were not ...
  • Entrepreneurship Advantage June Virtual Meetup: Modernizing TA for Minority-Owned Small Businesses June 24, 2021
    https://youtu.be/qTLn7rehhRs The Milken Institute is researching how to modernize evaluation strategies and improve the responsiveness of small business technical assistance (TA) programs through the application of behavioral science. Applying behavioral science means ...
  • Celebrating Juneteenth and Black Excellence June 17, 2021
    On June 19, 1865, Union Army General Gordon Granger proclaimed freedom from slavery in Galveston, Texas. This marked the moment when all of the South’s slaves were finally informed of ...
  • Advocacy Day Success! June 8, 2021Advocacy Day Success!
    Thank you from the bottom of our hearts to everyone who attended Advocacy Day 2021! Nearly 100 attendees made it our best Advocacy Day yet – and the mood was ...
  • Passage of SB 625 in California State Senate is Welcome News in Push for an Equitable Small Business Recovery June 3, 2021
    CAMEO CEO Carolina Martinez released the following statement today praising the California Senate’s passage of SB 625, which would establish the California Investment and Innovation Fund to provide grants to ...
  • New White House Proposals to Support Black Entrepreneurship June 2, 2021
    Yesterday, the White House released a fact-sheet on New Actions to Build Black Wealth and Narrow the Racial Wealth Gap, which includes changes to small business ownership, in communities of color and disadvantaged communities.  Specifically, ...

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