Here are the announcements for today!

Assistance for Arts Education Development and Dissemination

  • The Department of Education is issuing a notice inviting applications for fiscal year 2018 for the Assistance for Arts Education —Assistance for Arts Education Development and Dissemination Program, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance number 84.351D. See "Related Content #1"

Program for Investment in Microentrepreneurs (PRIME), PRIME-2018-01

  • The PRIME Act authorizes the SBA Administrator to establish a program for the purposes of: (i) providing training and technical assistance to disadvantaged entrepreneurs; (ii) providing training and capacity building assistance to microenterprise development organizations and programs; (iii) aiding in Research and development of best practices for microenterprise and technical assistance programs for disadvantaged entrepreneurs; and (iv) for other activities as the SBA Administrator determines.This year, SBA will give additional consideration to those applicants that (1) provide training and technical assistance to economically disadvantaged entrepreneurs in rural areas; and (2) training and technical assistance to support entrepreneurship in HubZones. See "Related Content #2" 

Connect America Fund

  • The Federal Communications Commission has published a final rule for the period beginning January 1, 2017 which increases the amount of operating costs that carriers that predominantly serve Tribal lands can recover from the universal service fund in recognition that they are likely to have higher costs than carriers not serving Tribal lands. This action will provide additional funding to these carriers to provide both voice and broadband services to their customers. See "Related Content #3"