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The U.S. Small Business Administration is providing additional deferment of principal and interest payments for existing COVID Economic Injury Disaster
The deadline for the second round of applications for the Bridge Fund has been extended until Thursday, March 31 st
The Washington Area Community Investment Fund (Wacif) has partnered with the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) to
The $40 million Bridge Fund will offer grants to support the recovery and long-term viability of brick-and-mortar small businesses in
Paycheck Protection Program borrowers: If your loan is $150,000 or less, you may be eligible to apply for direct forgiveness
SBA encourages businesses of all sizes, nonprofit organizations, homeowners, and renters to visit the closest Disaster Loan Outreach Center (DLOC)
PROGRAM OVERVIEW Industrial Bank's DC Grant Initiative supports DC residents, DC based small businesses, and DC based non-profit organizations that
About BCAC The Black Coalition Against COVID-19 was created to organize D.C.’s multi-dimensional community leaders and advocates. Their efforts aim
The Small Business Majority  announces the return of their digital small business holiday gift guide in time for Small Business
The DC MAP (Mortgage Assistance Program) COVID-19 will provide financial assistance commencing with April 1, 2020 payments of monthly mortgage
The Halcyon Incubator is recruiting early-stage social entrepreneurs for THREE fellowship programs: Flagship Residential Fellowship (open to entrepreneurs from around
Since the opening of the Paycheck Protection Program Direct Borrower Forgiveness Portal on August 4, the SBA has received more
Main Street America recently launched Main Street Online, a new tool to help businesses grow and strengthen their online and
The Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD) hosted a webinar with the DC Bar Pro Bono Center and
"Commercial Tenants: KNOW YOUR RIGHTS", a presentation by the DC Bar Pro Bono and Veritas Law. Recording and slide deck
On Thursday, June 17, 2021 at 3:00 PM Eastern, a coalition of community-based small business leaders and organizations invite you
This FREE workshop is for you if: You're ready to be your own boss doing what you're passionate about and
The sports betting economic sector is filled with opportunities for the District’s small businesses. The District of Columbia is poised
Kiva Hub Official Launch! May 17th at 2:00 pm DSLBD Director Kristi Whitfield will be joined by Kiva US  Anne
After more than a year of operation and serving more than eight million small businesses, funding for the bi-partisan Paycheck
Each year since its inception in 2015, POWERUP DC has been a valuable resource for many in the DC small
The SBA recently launched the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) and Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF). Bad actors may take this
SBDCNet 2021 Employee Ownership Webinar Series Session 2 – Financing Cooperatively-Owned Business Entities One challenge to cooperative enterprise financing has
The Recipe for Restaurant Revitalization to Re-open Your Business! A Conversation with the SBA Administrator and Office of Capital Access.
DCSBDC at 2021 POWERUP DC Tuesday, May 4, 2021 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM Each year since its inception in
This program provides emergency assistance for eligible restaurants, bars, and other qualifying businesses impacted by COVID-19. The American Rescue Plan
STAY DC, provides financial assistance to residents unable to pay rent and/or utilities due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Through STAY
Missile Defense Agency SBIR/STTR Innovation Summit Embracing Innovation, Science and Technology to Outpace the Threat April 28 & 29th The
The U.S. Small Business Administration is increasing the maximum amount small businesses and non-profit organizations can borrow through its COVID-19
The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is a loan designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their
The Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) program was established by the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits, and Venues
The U.S. Small Business Administration announced extended deferment periods for all disaster loans, including the COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program,
Isabella Casillas Guzman has been confirmed as the 27th Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration. On March 16, the U.S. Senate
The U.S. Small Business Administration is launching a splash page for the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) application portal today in anticipation of opening
The DC Corporation biennial report and trade name renewal for DC Corporations and LLC is due by April 1st, 2021.
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Small Business Series: Patent Basics Presented by: DCSBDC, Howard University & USPTO Collaboration Webinar Series
What is Section 3? It is a means by which HUD fosters local economic development, neighborhood economic improvement, and individual
As access to the COVID-19 vaccine grows and employers update their safe opening and operations plans, many nonprofit and small
The DC Government, through the Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD), is working with the Anacostia Business Improvement District
The National Community Reinvestment Coalition and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) announce a new initiative to help address some of
Thursday, March 18, 2021 @5:00 pm EST Join GWHCC for a Women in Business Webinar event! Social media is the
Community Legal Services of Prince George’s County, Inc. (CLS) and the Latino Economic Development Center (LEDC) are proud to announce
Mayor Muriel Bowser proclaims Sunday, February 21, 2021, “Business Story Day” in Washington, DC. In celebration of this day, GO
New partnership to train small firms to better protect critical network infrastructure, security and customer information WASHINGTON, DC – America’s
Next Date: Wednesday, February 10, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:45pm Please join the Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking and
The application period for the Entertainment Bridge Fund Supporting Business Program has officially reopened to allow for more businesses to
An event to discuss efforts to aid Black business owners as we build back from Covid-19 featuring several special guests
Top University Leaders (Georgetown, GWU, AU, UMD, Marymount and Howard ) talk to The Monthly Blend about how best to
The SBA has re-opened the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan portal to all participating PPP lenders. PPP provides loans to
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with the Treasury Department, announced today that the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)
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Mayor Muriel Bowser and the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development launched the Bridge Fund, a
The Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD) has announced that they will be accepting applications for the 2021
Local governments are big buyers. Here in the U.S., our state and city governments collectively spend 1.6 trillion dollars per
You may be eligible for loan forgiveness if you used the funds for eligible payroll costs, payments on business mortgage
As businesses in the Washington, D.C. region have had to close and/or reduce staff, the District of Columbia Housing Finance
A PPP factsheet for borrowers that provides a high-level overview of what they have to do as part of the
What is forgiveness?  How does it work?  Have there been any recent changes to the process?What should you be concerned
The DC Small Business Development Center (DCSBDC) is partnering with the Federal Reserve on the 2020 Small Business Credit Survey.
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The DC Department on Disability Services, Rehabilitation Services Administration (DDS/RSA) will host the National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) employer
The Small Business Resiliency Fund is a part of the District’s efforts to meet the existing and future COVID-19 related
Meet one of our DCSBDC Covid-19 Initiative counselors, Michael D. Burke, President of Quest2 Consulting. Michael is a subject matter
Beware of Scams and Fraud Schemes!!!!! The Office of Inspector General recognizes that we are facing unprecedented times and is
Small businesses, private non-profits and agricultural businesses impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, can still apply for an Economic Injury
Meet Michael Perch, Managing Director, Road Map Consulting, LLC. Michael is one of our DCSBDC COVID-19 Initiative consultants. He is
Video recordings from POWERUP DC 2020 - A New Era: Resilience and Opportunity are available at the event page, Please
Lowe’s, LISC will provide the emergency assistance that small businesses desperately need to stay afloat. We will deploy grants to help
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