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

CCS as a lifeline to reaching Paris goals

first_imgTo remind, the Paris Accord committed to tackling the climate change was signed in December 2015 by 195 nations who have pledged to try and keep the global warming going over 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, and CCS is one of the means to achieving this goal.Offshore Energy Today last month livestreamed a talk-show titled: “CCS as a lifeline for reaching Paris [climate goals],” where Maarten Bouwhuis interviewed Jan Hopman – TNO, and Stijn Santen, owner of  CO2-Net BV and ambassador energy efficiency.According to a report by ING Bank released earlier this year, more than 90% in the Dutch energy system is still dominated by the fossil sources coal, oil, and gas. In order to reach the Paris climate goals, every bit of help is needed, including boosting energy efficiency, renewables development, and also the Carbon Capture and Storage.Both Santen and Hopman agree that CCS is a very important means of reducing emissions, and they feel that the governments should be proactive and set the rules and standards for CCS.They’ve also called for the governments to provide incentives in the form of subsidies, similar to those provided for the offshore wind sector through SDE+, a grant by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy aimed at encouraging production of renewable energy in the Netherlands.Stijn said: “A few years ago nobody would’ve thought that it would be possible to build wind farms at sea without subsidy, so I think the same would apply if we would stimulate CCS in the same manner.”According to Hopman, the first CCS deployment in The Netherlands, of a one megaton capacity, can be expected somewhere around 2025.He said: “It should be a real project in the order of one megaton per year. If you’ve done the first project, the second project will be much easier, faster, better, cheaper.”During the interview, various CCS-related themes were tackled, from North Sea storage capacity (of which there is plenty) in The Netherlands and on the wider shelf to the role of the government, and the business case needed for the companies to be willing to invest into CCS at all. There was also talk on why a company CEO can’t just decide to pursue CCS for the sake of his/her children,  without looking at the business case; on what the major hindrance for CCS development is, and on the positive examples from Norway.Watch the full interview below:Offshore Energy Today StaffPeople also readOffshore Energy 2018 | ON AIR talk-show: Incorporating sustainability in policy, strategy, and behaviorOffshore Energy 2018 | ON AIR talk-show: Benefits and challenges of offshore platform electrificationOffshore Energy 2018 | ON AIR talk-show: Hydrogen – the holy grail for transmissionOffshore Energy 2018 | ON AIR talk-show: System integration across borders Carbon Capture and Storage is a set of techniques and technologies aimed at capturing CO2 from various industries and storing it underground, in depleted oil and gas fields, or in aquifers. According to the International Energy Agency, CCS is one of the main tools for reducing emission across the energy system.Jan Hopman – TNO (left), Stijn Santen (middle), Maarten Bouwhuis (right)last_img read more