United Way of the Lowcountry Funding Cycle Opening in May for Local Non-Profits Serving Beaufort and Jasper Counties

  The grant cycle for local non-profits seeking United Way of the Lowcountry (UWLC) funding in the areas of Basic Needs and Economic Mobility will begin May 1, 2021, with the opening of the Pre-qualification phase.   Non-profits interested in applying for UWLC funds will have the month of May to submit the first phase…

Acting HUD Secretary Statement on Executive Order Redressing Discriminatory Housing Practices

Acting HUD Secretary Statement on President Biden’s Executive Order Redressing Discriminatory Housing Practices and Policies: On January 27, 2021, Acting U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Matthew E. Ammon released the following statement on President Biden’s executive order redressing our nation’s and the federal government’s history of discriminatory housing practices and policies:   “President Biden’s executive…

New SBA PPP Loans Start Monday, January 11th

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and Treasury issued guidance for the reconstituted Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which takes effect on Monday, January 11th. The guidance included two interim final rules. The 82-page IFR “Business Loan Program Temporary Changes; Paycheck Protection Program as Amended” consolidates the rules for PPP forgivable loans for first-time borrowers and…

S.C. Commission on Minority Affairs creates Business Directory

S.C. Commission on Minority Affairs creates Business Directory The S.C. Commission for Minority Affairs is developing a statewide Minority Business Directory to provide information to uses who are interested in doing business with minority-owned businesses. To be included in the directory, use the link below. https://sccma.iad1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5sCQNPI1AGNZE7H The commission’s vision is to ensure that all ethnic…