Rep. McNerney Leads Bipartisan Effort to Save the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA)

In response to President Donald Trump’s proposal to defund the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) led two bipartisan letters to the House Appropriations Committee imploring Congress to fund the MBDA in the FY2018 appropriations, and recommending that MBDA provide an annual policy report to Congress to address gaps in equity between minority and non-minority owned firms. Continue reading Rep. McNerney Leads Bipartisan Effort to Save the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA)

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Digital Platform Offers Multicultural Women A Chance to Win $25,000 in Small Business Funding

Women of color have always been enterprising. In its latest annual State of Women-Owned Businesses report, which uses Census and other national data to track trends, American Express OPEN estimates that women of color are responsible for 78 percent of the nearly 2.8 million women-owned firms opened over the last decade. Continue reading Digital Platform Offers Multicultural Women A Chance to Win $25,000 in Small Business Funding

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American Indian College Fund Receives $1 Million to Continue Traditional Arts and Culture Preservation Program

The American Indian College Fund has received a $1 million grant to continue its Restoration and Preservation of Traditional Native Art Forms and Knowledge program at tribal colleges and universities (TCUs). The program is expanding knowledge and skills at these institutions across the country while also placing endangered art forms at the center of its focus. Continue reading American Indian College Fund Receives $1 Million to Continue Traditional Arts and Culture Preservation Program

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