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Applications are open for the Treasury Department’s CDFI Fund CDFI Program and the Native American CDFI Assistance Program for FY2020. Deadline for both is April 21, 2020.

Applications for the federal 2019-20 Community Development Block Grant for approximately $60 million in funds are due April 15, 2020.

EDA’s Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship released a NOFO for their Build to Scale program. Applications close March 24, 2020.

USDA is currently accepting applications for the Rural Business Development Grant program. Deadline is March 13, 2020.

The Wells Fargo Works for Small Business: Diverse Community Capital program distributes capital to CDFIs that serve diverse small businesses. Submissions are due on March 10, 2020.

EDA is making $587 million available to eligible grantees serving communities affected by major disasters.

USDA Rural Development has funds available in their Business & Industry Loan Guarantee Program.

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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 registration. Any organization applying for federal or state funding through is required to have a current registration with 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.