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  • Join Us for “Strength in Numbers: Building an Effective Coalition” June 15, 2017
    Coalitions can have significant impact at the state, local and national levels. Join us on June 20 at 2 p.m., EDT, to learn how to build an effective coalition, and hear from Wendy Baumann, President and Chief Visionary Officer of Wisconsin Women's Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC). WWBIC just concluded a very successful advocacy effort with state lawmakers […]
  • FY 2018 Budget Impact Table May 30, 2017
        Program FY2017 funding President's FY2018 Request AEO FY2018 Funding Request WBC $18M $16M $21.5 PRIME $5M $0 $10M Microloan - TA $31M $25M $31M Microloan - lending $44M $36M $44M CDFI Fund $248M $14M $250M Rural Business Development Grant Program (RBDG) $24M TBD* $30M Intermediary Relending Program (IRP) $4.5M $0 $19M Rural Microentrepreneur […]
  • ACTION ALERT to AEO Community re: FY 2018 Federal Budget – May 25, 2017 May 30, 2017
    Dear AEO Community: You have probably seen all the media reports on the release of President Trump’s budget and the requested deep cuts in safety net programs and those that support distressed communities. Unfortunately, and as we feared despite a brief respite through the omnibus budget that funds the federal government through the end of […]