Crowdsourcing to Fight a Pandemic

In city halls across the country, mayors and their staff are scrambling to find creative solutions to confront the overwhelming crisis brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. … Cities are rapidly crowdsourcing pandemic response ideas from experts, community leaders and other local governments across the country. This sharing and cross-pollinating of policy ideas through Twitter,…

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Affordable Housing Program (AHP) Competitive Application Deadline Extended to June 1, 2020

FHLBank Atlanta is actively monitoring reports and briefings regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19). In consideration of operational challenges and agency shutdowns AHP applicants are facing related to the COVID-19 pandemic, FHLBank Atlanta has decided to extend the 2020 AHP application deadline until June 1, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. EDT. With this extended application deadline, we anticipate that application approvals will…

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As Florida’s economy crashes, DeSantis says he’s going ahead with $543 million in tax refunds for corporations

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis plans to go ahead with more than a half-billion dollars in tax refunds for the state’s largest corporations — even as the state economy crashes amid the spreading coronavirus pandemic. The Republican-controlled Florida Legislature committed to the corporate tax refunds — which will total $543 million — two years ago, long…

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DEO COVID-19 Resources

Special Edition- Coronavirus (COVID-19) As a partner of the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), we care about the success of your business as well as the health and well-being of your employees and all Floridians. Given the current environment, we want to ensure you and your business community has all the up-to-date information to…

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USDA Implements Immediate Measures to Help Rural Residents, Businesses and Communities Affected by COVID-19

WASHINGTON, March 25, 2020 – USDA Rural Development has taken a number of immediate actions to help rural residents, businesses and communities affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. Rural Development will keep our customers, partners, and stakeholders continuously updated as more actions are taken to better serve rural America. OPPORTUNITIES FOR IMMEDIATE RELIEF Rural Housing Service…

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Pinellas Businesses: Donations needed to help fight COVID-19

Due to COVID-19, our Pinellas County hospitals, first responders, emergency medical services, nursing homes and home healthcare workers are proactively collecting the following items. We’re reaching out to our business community to ask for donations of the items listed here. Please complete this survey, if you’re able to donate, sell or manufacture these specific supplies to help…

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