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The California HCD Department released an amendment to the federal 2019-20 Community Development Block Grant NOFA that extends the Economic Development program application deadline to September 15, 2020.

The CDHCD announced the NOFA for the Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus Response Round 1. Applications are due August 31, 2020.

The Citi Foundation announced a $15 million open RFP to support CDFIs serving small businesses owned by people of color and low- to moderate-income individuals and communities. The deadline to apply is July 30, 2020.

EDA is now accepting applications for $1.5 billion in CARES Act supplemental funds.

HHS’ CED Program supports business start-up and expansion activities that improve their communities. Applications are due July 3, 2020.

CalMoneySmart, the grant program created by SB 455, has officially launched. Applications must be submitted by July 3, 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.