USDA Rural Development operates over fifty financial assistance programs for a variety of rural applications.

Programs & Services USDA Rural Development operates over fifty financial assistance programs for a variety of rural applications. Select a category that best describes your situation, and see what RD can do to assist you. We also offer a list of all programs. Programs & Services for Businesses Business & Industry Loan Guarantees Intermediary Relending Program…

Telecom Programs

Telecom Programs Announcement : For information about the broadband pilot program (ReConnect Program) authorized in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018 please log into :  https://reconnect.usda.gov USDA is investing in Rural Broadband to rebuild America’s infrastructure. Read more. Access to broadband has become essential for the social and economic benefits it provides to American residents, businesses, governments…

How ‘private 5G’ could enable Google and Amazon to become telcos

One of the technologies in the 5G wireless portfolio enables a transmitter to operate on unlicensed frequencies. Technically, that may mean you don’t need to own frequency to be a 5G carrier One of the key selling points of 5G wireless technology to the world’s telecommunications providers has been the opportunity to enter new markets…

HUD SECRETARY BEN CARSON TO CHAIR WHITE HOUSE COUNCIL ON AFFORDABLE HOUSING

HUD SECRETARY BEN CARSON TO CHAIR WHITE HOUSE COUNCIL ON AFFORDABLE HOUSING   HUD No. 19-096 HUD Public Affairs (202) 708-0685 FOR RELEASE Tuesday June 25, 2019 HUD SECRETARY BEN CARSON TO CHAIR WHITE HOUSE COUNCIL ON AFFORDABLE HOUSING WASHINGTON – Today, President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order establishing the White House Council on…

One Step Closer to Nationwide 5G: T-Mobile, Qualcomm and Ericsson take Massive Step Toward Delivering Broad 5G on Low-Band Spectrum

July 11, 2019 – Companies Complete World’s First Low-Band Data Session on a Commercial 5G Modem – Low-Band FDD Spectrum to Enable Wider Coverage and Deeper Signal Penetration for Accelerated 5G Network Deployments Around the Globe Bellevue, Washington – July 11, 2019 – T-Mobile (NASDAQ: TMUS), Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ:…

Mount Vernon Skyline Westchester County, New York

Westchester getting a New “Smart City”

Westchester getting a New “Smart City“ The city of Mount Vernon, in Westchester County is getting smarter. The community, which is just 22 minutes away from mid-town Manhattan via the Metro North Railroad, inked a contract with Hollywall Development Company, to transform it into a smart city. HWDC is a minority-controlled infrastructure investment firm which…

Darnell Sutton with Ras Braka, Mayor, City of Newark

‘Smart Cities’ conference highlights Newark’s tech infrastructure

By: David Hutter June 26, 2019 12:18 pm Newark Mayor Ras Baraka and New Jersey Institute of Technology President Joel Bloom used the occasion of the June 26 New Jersey Alliance for Action Inaugural Statewide 5G Construction/Smart Cities Conference to tout the technology infrastructure that wires the state’s largest city. Newark Mayor Ras Baraka. “The…

Opportunity Zone

Restoring Reporting Requirements Key to Defending Opportunity Zones’ Promise

Restoring Reporting Requirements Key to Defending Opportunity Zones’ Promise BY SHAY HAWKINS May 20, 2019 The United States has now seen 94 consecutive months of positive job growth, highlighting the strength of the overall economy. Despite this tremendous economic progress, however, some communities stay disconnected from the benefits of this expansion. Even in otherwise prosperous…

The Economic Innovation Group Applauds Bipartisan Bill on Reporting Requirements for Investments in Opportunity Zones

  The Economic Innovation Group (EIG) welcomed bipartisan Congressional action to affirm the importance of investment transparency in Opportunity Zones, and reinstate impact and outcome reporting measures from the Investing in Opportunity Act. In the Senate, Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ), Tim Scott (R-SC), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), and Todd Young (R-IN) introduced a bill (S. 1344) that would establish a reporting framework for investments in Opportunity…

Amid a crisis of inequality, $2 trillion of tax-free investing in Opportunity Zones could benefit both rich and poor

PUBLISHED MON, MAY 6 2019  9:00 AM EDTUPDATED MON, MAY 6 2019  10:04 AM EDT R. Paul Herman, CEO, and Noah Strouse, investment analyst, at HIP Investor KEY POINTS More than $2 trillion in unrealized gains sit on the ledgers of investors and corporations, according to the Economic Innovation Group. Investing these funds directly in 8,700 Opportunity…

FCC Chairman Sets $20B/10-Year Rural Broadband Funding Plan

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will be facilitating $20.4 billion of investments into high-speed broadband networks across rural America over the next 10 years, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announced during a briefing with President Trump on April 12. To distribute those funds, the FCC will create the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund, which will provide funding…

Darnell Sutton is pictured with DC Office of Cable Television, Film, Music and Entertainment Director Angie Gates, Jason E. Turner and his son — with Darnell Sutton at Washington DC March Madness 2019. — with Jason E. Turner and Darnell Sutton.

Leveraging the Opportunity Zone Program- DC Mayor Bowser’s Annual March Madness 2019

Darnell Sutton attends DC Mayor Bowser’s Annual March Madness 2019 Washington DC Mayor Bowser Hosts Annual March Madness 2019 Event Leveraging the Opportunity Zone Program Today, Mayor Muriel Bowser and Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED) Brian Kenner hosted the fifth annual March Madness, a special preview of new and upcoming development projects…

Morgan Stanley- Qualified Opportunity Zones –– A New Investment Possibility- Published September 2018

When the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) was signed into law on December 22, 2017 (P.L. 115-97), it opened the possibility for tax-incentivized investments into economically-distressed communities, designated as Qualified Opportunity Zones (QOZ), in every state and territory. Taxpayers with unrealized capital gains may be able to sell or dispose of their appreciated assets…

Opportunity Zones Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is an Opportunity Zone? A. An Opportunity Zone is an economically-distressed community where new investments, under certain conditions, may be eligible for preferential tax treatment. Localities qualify as Opportunity Zones if they have been nominated for that designation by the state and that nomination has been certified by the Secretary of the U.S.…

Morgan Stanley- Finding Opportunity in Opportunity Zones

FINDING OPPORTUNITY IN OPPORTUNITY ZONES US Public Policy Finding Opportunity in Opportunity Zones Investors with unrealized capital gains can receive significant tax benefits by reinvesting in newly designated Opportunity Zones. We summarize the opportunity and explore direct and secondary beneficiaries. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act introduced a new federal tax incentive designed to promote…