Central Vermont Community Action Council gets SBA PRIME grant

first_imgState Organization, Award, AmountNew Awards California Creating Economic Opportunities For Women, Inc. $146,055 California LTSC Community Development Corporation$91,000 District of ColumbiaThe Aspen Institute$136,500 Georgia Appalachian Community Enterprises, Inc.$98,844 Maine Washington Hancock Community Agency$140,204 Missouri Justine Petersen Housing & Reinvestment Corporation$113,750 New York Seedco Financial Services, Inc.$227,500 New York CAMBA, Inc.$227,500 Ohio Economic And Community Development Institute, Inc.$227,500 Pennsylvania Northside Community Development Fund $68,809 Virginia Virginia Community Capital, Inc.$73,819 Washington Highline Community College$125,274 Option Year AwardsAlabama Alabama A&M $50,250 Alaska University of Alaska, Anchorage $134,000 ArizonaPPEP Microbusiness & Housing Development $86,408 ArizonaWinrock International Institute for Ag. Development $67,000 Arizona Microbusiness Advancement Center $60,300 California ElPajaro $167,500 California Mission EDA $167,500 California Kitchen Ventures $160,000 California Womens Initiative for Self Employment $120,060 California Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center $100,500 California Women’s Economic Ventures $83,152 California Central Valley Business Incubator $67,000 CaliforniaNational Community Development Institute $67,000 California Valley EDC $67,000 California CAMEO $50,250 California OBDC Small Business Finance $50,250 California Opportunity Fund $50,250 California Pacific Asian Consortium in Employment $50,250 California Union of Pan Asian Communities $50,250 California Womens Initiative for Self Employment $50,250 CaliforniaCreating Economic Opportunities for Women $31,530 ColoradoInternational Cntr for Appropriate and Sustainable Tech (ICAST) $60,300 Delaware Delaware State University $50,250 District of Columbia The Aspen Institute $67,000 District of Columbia ISED Solutions $50,250 Florida Business Outreach Center Network $167,500 Florida Business Loan Fund of the Palm Beaches $50,250 Georgia Appalachian Community enterprises $50,250 Hawaii Pacific Gateway $50,250 Idaho Mountain States Group, Inc. $60,300 Illinois Jane Adams Hull House Association $67,000 Indiana Neighborhood Self-Employment Initiative $50,250 Iowa ISED Ventures $90,500 Iowa ISED Ventures $50,250 Kentucky Community Ventures Corporation $67,000 Kentucky Jewish Family & Career Service, Inc. $50,250 Louisiana Good Work Network $167,500 Louisiana  Options for Independence $33,500 Maine University of Maine $83,750 Maine Penquis Community Action Program $67,000 Maryland Microenterprise Council of Maryland $50,250 Massachusetts International Institute of Boston $68,460 Massachusetts Center for Women & Enterprise $67,000 Massachusetts International Institute of Boston $67,000 Massachusetts Community Teamwork $33,500 Michigan Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living $134,000 MichiganCenter for Empowerment & Economic Development $50,250 Michigan Conerstone Alliance  $50,250 Mississippi Delta State University $60,300 Missouri SE Missouri State University    PRIME 1 $99,771 Missouri SE Missouri State University  $65,368 NavadaNevada Micro-Enterprise Development Corp $60,300 NebraskaCentral Plains Foundation, Inc (dba GROW Nebraska) $50,250 Nebraska Nebraska Enterprise Fund $50,250 New Jersey Rising Tide Capital, Inc $67,000 New Mexico New Mexico Community Capital $60,300 New Mexico WESST Corp $33,500 New York East Harlem Business Capital Corporation $125,520 New York Queens EDC  $88,859 New York Syracuse University $83,750 New YorkNew York Women’s Chamber of Commerce $67,000 New York Capital District community Loan Fund, Inc. $50,250 New York South Bronx Overall Econ Development $50,250 New York Local Initiatives Support Corps $33,500 North Carolina Rural Economic Development Center $50,250 OhioEconomic  Community Development Institute $50,250 Oklahoma Little Dixie Community Action Agency $50,250 Oregon Adelante Mujeres $67,000 Oregon Umpqua Community Development Corp $67,000 OregonOR Native American Business & Entrepreneurial Network $66,831 Oregon Mercy Corps International $50,501 Oregon Oregon Microenterprise Network $33,500 Pennsylvania American Cities Foundation $50,250 Pennsylvania  Community Capital Works $83,750 Puerto Rico Alianza Municipal de Servicios Inegrodos $60,300 Texas Del Mar College District $120,600 Texas Southwest Community Investment Corp $67,000 VermontCentral Vermont Community Action Council, Inc $67,000 Virginia Credit Builders 10-Y-0059 $133,998 Virginia People Incorporated Financial Services $67,000 Virginia Credit Builders Alliance 9-Y-0150 $33,500 Washington SNAP Financial Access $106,052 Washington Metropolitan Development Council $50,250 WashingtonWashington State Microenterprise Association $50,250 West Virginia Work4WV $117,250 West Virginia Unlimited Futures $60,300 Wisconsin WI Women’s Business Initiative Corp. $67,000 Wyoming Wyoming women’s Business Center $105,087US SBA 9.8.2011 Central Vermont Community Action Council, Inc ($67,000) is among 100 nonprofit organizations from 44 states and the District of Columbia to receive grants under the Program for Investment in Microentrepreneurs Act (PRIME), the US Small Business Administration announced today. Grants will be used to provide business-based training and technical assistance to low-income and very low-income entrepreneurs to help them start, operate, or grow a small business.  Grants will also be used to better equip community-based nonprofit organizations to provide training. ‘In the midst of the economic downturn the country has been experiencing, SBA’s PRIME grants are an increasingly important tool in our toolbox to help small businesses,’ said SBA Administrator Karen G. Mills. ‘With these grants to nonprofit organizations, more entrepreneurs will have access to the training and technical assistance they need to have their businesses grow, succeed, create jobs and promote stronger local economies.’PRIME grants are intended to help qualified community-based organizations provide training to small businesses with five or fewer employees that are economically disadvantaged, and businesses owned by low-income individuals, including those who live on Indian reservations and tribal lands. The PRIME grants competition was open to all 50 states and territories, with about $7.9 million available for PRIME grants this year.  Approximately $6.3 million was awarded to grantees that received funding in previous years to allow them to continue work in their communities begun in FY2009 and FY2010.  Grants totaling approximately $1.67 million were awarded for new projects. Grants ranged up to $227,500 this year and require a 50 percent match by each recipient organization.  The PRIME grant is open to microentrepreneur training and technical assistance providers in all 50 states and U.S territories, and has a one-year performance period, with four 12-month options.  For a complete list of new and option year PRIME grants, visit http://www.sba.gov/content/prime-grantees(link is external) and click on ‘2011.’last_img read more

World Medical Association Reaffirms Opposition To Euthanasia And Physician-Assisted Suicide

first_imgWorld Medical Association 26 October 2019Family First Comment: ‘The WMA reiterates its strong commitment to the principles of medical ethics and that utmost respect has to be maintained for human life. Therefore, the WMA is firmly opposed to euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide… No physician should be forced to participate in euthanasia or assisted suicide, nor should any physician be obliged to make referral decisions to this end.’The World Medical Association has reaffirmed its long-standing policy of opposition to euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide.After an intensive process of consultation with physicians and non physicians around the world, the WMA at its annual Assembly in Tbilisi, Georgia, adopted a revised Declaration on Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide.This states: ‘The WMA reiterates its strong commitment to the principles of medical ethics and that utmost respect has to be maintained for human life. Therefore, the WMA is firmly opposed to euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide.’It adds: ‘No physician should be forced to participate in euthanasia or assisted suicide, nor should any physician be obliged to make referral decisions to this end.’The Declaration says: ‘Separately, the physician who respects the basic right of the patient to decline medical treatment does not act unethically in forgoing or withholding unwanted care, even if respecting such a wish results in the death of the patient.’The revised Declaration defines euthanasia as ‘a physician deliberately administering a lethal substance or carrying out an intervention to cause the death of a patient with decision-making capacity at the patient’s own voluntary request.’It says that physician-assisted suicide ‘refers to cases in which, at the voluntary request of a patient with decision-making capacity, a physician deliberately enables a patient to end his or her own life by prescribing or providing medical substances with the intent to bring about death.’WMA Chair Dr. Frank Ulrich Montgomery said: ‘Having held consultative conferences involving every continent in the world, we believe that this revised wording is in accord with the views of most physicians worldwide.’https://www.wma.net/news-post/world-medical-association-reaffirms-opposition-to-euthanasia-and-physician-assisted-suicide/last_img read more

Oklahoma State-Texas Tech by the fantasy numbers

first_imgUSATSI_8084688_154512258_lowresTo preview Thursday night’s game from a fantasy football perspective, I have taken a look at the first three games for each team.In doing so, I have found the players to watch based on who has scored the most hypothetical fantasy points for their team this season. As always, the points were tallied using ESPN’s standard fantasy football scoring.QuarterbackOSU: Daxx Garman — 32/56 for 559 yards, 4 TDs, 0 INTTotal Fantasy Points: 30Average: 15 ppgTTU: Davis Webb — 83/128 for 982 yards, 10 TDs, 4 INTTotal: 71 PointsAverage: 23 ppgThe quarterback matchup is a little skewed for a few reasons. One, Webb has one more game under his belt as Garman didn’t see the field until JW Walsh’s injury in the team’s second game.Two, Webb is running an offense that has thrown the ball, on average, 42 times per game so far this season. Compared to the 28 passes per game that Garman has thrown, Webb’s numbers are rightfully larger.Numbers aside, this is an interesting head-to-head matchup on Thursday night. Garman and Webb will both look to sling the ball around, but the Cowboys defense should prove to be a more daunting task than Texas Tech’s.Webb will get his numbers, but I think Garman will end up with the better day when this one is said and done.Running BackOSU: Desmond Roland — 33 carries for 123 yards (3.7 ypc), 3 TDTotal: 30 PointsAverage: 10 ppgTTU: Justin Stockon — 20 carries for 180 yards (9 ypc), 2 TDTotal: 30 PointsAverage: 10 ppgThis is an interesting matchup, as neither of these guys lead their team in rushing. DeAndre Washington has carried the ball twice as much for Texas Tech, with Tyreek Hill and Rennie Childs ahead of Roland in terms of rushing yards.These guys have been able to find the end zone more than their counterparts, which is why they have been more valuable to their teams in terms of fantasy points.Considering these guys have each averaged 10 ppg over the first three games, there is one stat that separates them most: yards per carry.With Roland plodding up the gut for a paltry 3.7 yards per attempt, Stockton has been able to burn defenses for 9 yards per try. Thursday’s task for the Oklahoma State defense will be bottling up Stockton before he gets going.Wide ReceiverOSU: Brandon Sheperd — 7 receptions for 178 yards (25.4 ypc), 2 TDsTotal Points: 27Average: 9 ppgTTU: Bradley Marquez — 8 catches for 165 yards (20.6 ypc), 5 TDsTotal Points: 55Average: 18 ppgThis one is separated by a country mile, and it’s all because of touchdowns. While Brandon Sheperd has had his moments, Marquez is clearly the go-to guy in the end zone with 5 touchdowns in the first three weeks.More than half of his catches have been for scores, which is incredible when you consider he’s only 5’11. This speedster has a knack for the end zone.The Oklahoma State defense will have its hand full with Marquez on Thursday night, while Sheperd and the Cowboys look to get the passing game going early and often. And while I love me some Brandon Shepherd, I really hope this is the week Tyreek Hill finds the end zone through the air.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more