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Organizations in Iowa receive $140,000 in EDA Grants during 2019
By Metric Media News Service

Organizations in Iowa received $140,000 from the US Economic Development Administration in relation to the opportunity zone tax law created by The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, according to the US Economic Development Administration.

State Government

EDA Regional Office of Denver spends over $38 million supporting opportunity zones during 2019
By Metric Media News Service

EDA Regional Office of Denver spent $38,795,677 supporting opportunity zones during 2019, according to the U.S. Economic Development Administration.

State Government

Organizations in Georgia receive over $15 million in EDA Grants during 2019
By Metric Media News Service

Organizations in Georgia received $15,735,753 from the US Economic Development Administration in relation to the opportunity zone tax law created by The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, according to the US Economic Development Administration.

State Government

Organizations in Florida receive over $22 million in EDA Grants during 2019
By Metric Media News Service

Organizations in Florida received $22,177,459 from the US Economic Development Administration in relation to the opportunity zone tax law created by The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, according to the US Economic Development Administration.

State Government

EDA Regional Office of Chicago spends over $9 million supporting opportunity zones during 2019
By Metric Media News Service

EDA Regional Office of Chicago spent $9,669,856 supporting opportunity zones during 2019, according to the U.S. Economic Development Administration.

State Government

Organizations in Colorado receive $400,000 in EDA Grants during 2019
By Metric Media News Service

Organizations in Colorado received $400,000 from the US Economic Development Administration in relation to the opportunity zone tax law created by The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, according to the US Economic Development Administration.

State Government

Organizations in Connecticut receive over $2 million in EDA Grants during 2019
By Metric Media News Service

Organizations in Connecticut received $2,253,639 from the US Economic Development Administration in relation to the opportunity zone tax law created by The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, according to the US Economic Development Administration.

Houston City Council to approve $150 million in affordable housing projects
By Terry Davis

The City of Houston will recommend the approval of affordable housing projects that have the potential to receive state tax credits of $150 million and an additional $350 million in federal disaster recovery funding.

Tennessee Department of Human Services to award $50 million in grants for children
By Terry Davis

The Tennessee Department of Human Services has begun the process to award nonprofit organizations up to $50 million in grant funding to help children attain educational success and live better, more secure lives.

Report shows lack of affordable housing adversely impacts America's K-12 students
By Terry Davis

America is facing a crisis when it comes to providing low-income and impoverished citizens with housing that is safe and affordable, and this lack of affordable housing directly affects students and their ability to perform in an educational setting.

Prison Policy Initiative promotes series of winnable legislative criminal justice reforms
By Terry Davis

The future of our justice system's overdependence on incarceration could be changing soon.

Poverty

Child poverty rates in U.S. have fallen to lowest ever, studies show
By Vimbai Chikomo

Despite headlines fueling claims of an alarming rate of child poverty in the U.S., a recent analysis of data shows there has been a drastic decline over the last five decades and that the current numbers reveal the lowest child poverty rates in the nation’s history.

State Government

Organizations in California receive over $27 million in EDA Grants during 2019
By Metric Media News Service

Organizations in California received $27,482,031 from the US Economic Development Administration in relation to the opportunity zone tax law created by The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, according to the US Economic Development Administration.

State Government

EDA Regional Office of Austin spends over $94 million supporting opportunity zones during 2019
By Metric Media News Service

EDA Regional Office of Austin spent $94,114,181 supporting opportunity zones during 2019, according to the U.S. Economic Development Administration.

State Government

Organizations in Arkansas receive over $18 million in EDA Grants during 2019
By Metric Media News Service

Organizations in Arkansas received $18,964,527 from the US Economic Development Administration in relation to the opportunity zone tax law created by The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, according to the US Economic Development Administration.

Economic Mobility

Data shows other edge of the minimum-wage sword
By Vimbai Chikomo

While rising wages across the board may seem to many to be a byproduct of increasing the minimum wage, some experts suggest a booming economy and labor market may have more to do with it.

State Government

EDA Regional Office of Atlanta spends over $86 million supporting opportunity zones during 2019
By Metric Media News Service

EDA Regional Office of Atlanta spent $86,159,571 supporting opportunity zones during 2019, according to the U.S. Economic Development Administration.

State Government

Organizations in Alabama receive over $3 million in EDA Grants during 2019
By Metric Media News Service

Organizations in Alabama received $3,658,636 from the US Economic Development Administration in relation to the opportunity zone tax law created by The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, according to the US Economic Development Administration.

State Government

Organizations in Alaska receive over $10 million in EDA Grants during 2019
By Metric Media News Service

Organizations in Alaska received $10,184,841 from the US Economic Development Administration in relation to the opportunity zone tax law created by The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, according to the US Economic Development Administration.

Poverty

Report: More than 18 percent of San Antonio residents lived in poverty in 2018
By Vimbai Chikomo

A recent report released by San Antonio shows that more than 18 percent of city residents lived in poverty in 2018.