Topic - Government

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Mass CDFI recertification push winnows list, ensures compliance

A 2013 mandate from the U.S. Treasury resulted in a reduced but focused pool of community development financial institutions.
Jacob Wascalus
April 2014 - Community Dividend

Long-awaited rules require the BIA to "buy Indian"

New rules that implement the Buy Indian Act of 1910 give procurement preferences to Indian-owned businesses.
Paula Woessner
October 2013 - Community Dividend

Social impact bonds offer promise of savings, profits, and positive outcomes

A performance-based social investment tool being piloted in some communities offers a new model for delivering social services.
Jacob Wascalus
July 2013 - Community Dividend

Government employment: Job insecurity

Despite the imprimatur of job security, the ax has (belatedly) fallen on public sector employment, especially at the local level
Ronald A. Wirtz
January 2013 - fedgazette

Local governments go to the barbershop

Tight budgets mean many local services are getting a haircut, and some more than others
Ronald A. Wirtz
January 2013 - fedgazette

Please do this. Good luck

Unfunded mandates and revenue handcuffs
Ronald A. Wirtz
January 2013 - fedgazette

Human service organizations "tread water" in face of funding uncertainty

Unpredictability over public funding levels is hampering many nonprofit organizations' efforts to improve or expand services.
Jacob Wascalus
January 2013 - Community Dividend

CDFI News

October 2012 - Community Dividend

Regulators extend independent foreclosure review deadline to December 31, 2012

October 2012 - Community Dividend

Call for papers: The eighth biennial Federal Reserve community development research conference

July 2012 - Community Dividend

Fed releases report on economic development in Indian Country

July 2012 - Community Dividend

Exploring Innovations essay contest winner: Restructuring the New Markets Tax Credit Program: Three proposed changes for increasing efficiency

A Ninth District student's winning entry in the 2011 Exploring Innovations conference essay contest, which asked, "Is the New Markets Tax Credit Program the most effective way to subsidize the creatio
Guncha Jumakuliyeva
April 2012 - Community Dividend

Energizing Native economies: Tribes build corporate governance to spur investment and development

Some American Indian tribes are overhauling their corporate governance structures in order to facilitate energy projects and other economic development on tribal lands.
Paula Woessner
January 2012 - Community Dividend

Leech Lake Band and State of Minnesota sign lien-filing agreement

January 2012 - Community Dividend

OPEBs: What lies beneath the balance sheet

Rising costs for retiree health care and other post-employment benefits lurk for many state and local governments
Ronald A. Wirtz
April 2011 - fedgazette

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