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Lisa Mensah / March 27, 2020 / Voices

COVID-19 is proving to be a formidable enemy. It’s made its way around the world with relentless efficiency, hitting small businesses and low-income, low-wealth communities the hardest. There are many forces galvanizing to help these businesses and communities during and after the pandemic....

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Jennifer A. Vasiloff / March 27, 2020 / Policy

By a vote of 96-0, on March 25 the US Senate passed the CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security) Act, which commits $2 trillion in emergency spending to address the COVID-19 (coronavirus) crisis.

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/ March 27, 2020 / Newswire

OFN announced today that we are working with Google to launch the Grow with Google Small Business Fund. The $125 million fund will deliver responsible financing to CDFIs to help thousands of small businesses hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Caroline Valvardi / March 24, 2020 / Newswire

Based in Greensboro, North Carolina, new OFN member Piedmont Business Capital (PBC) is on a mission to create shared economic prosperity for local minority and women entrepreneurs. With roots dating back to 1992, when the...

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Donna Fabiani / March 24, 2020 / Events

OFN is actively monitoring developments around COVID-19 (the coronavirus) as we plan our 2020 events.

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