Congressional Recess Advocacy Packet for July

Dear AEO Members and Supporters:

This spring and into the summer, AEO has been especially active on Capitol Hill, advocating for robust funding for the CDFI Fund and SBA’s entrepreneurial development and lending programs. 

On June 28, the House Agriculture, Rural Development and Food & Drug Appropriations Subcommittee held a mark-up on their FY2018 appropriations bill. This is the subcommittee of jurisdiction for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).  The Committee funded the Intermediary Relending Program (IRP) at $17.5 million.  Allocations for the Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance …

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Join Us for “Strength in Numbers: Building an Effective Coalition”

Coalitions can have significant impact at the state, local and national levels. Join us on June 20 at 2 p.m., EDT, to learn how to build an effective coalition, and hear from Wendy Baumann, President and Chief Visionary Officer of Wisconsin Women's Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC).

WWBIC just concluded a very successful advocacy effort with state lawmakers in Madison, Wisconsin, and Wendy will share her wisdom on how your organization can bring to your state capitols the powerful influence of a state-wide coalition of CDFIs. 

Tuesday, June …

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