Notice: Paycheck Protection Program resumes January 11, 2021 at 9am ET

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is a US Small Business Administration (SBA) loan that helps businesses keep their workforce employed during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.

The US Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with the US Treasury Department, will open the Paycheck Protection Program loan portal on Monday, January 11, 2021 at 9 am ET. When the PPP loan portal system opens, it will initially accept First Draw PPP loan applications from participating CFIs, which include Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs), Minority Depository Institutions (MDIs), Certified Development Companies (CDCs), and Microloan Intermediaries.

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January 11, 2021|News, Policy|
Final Rule for Remote ID Released by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

Drone Service Providers Alliance (DSPA) | December 28, 2020

On December 28, 2020, the FAA released the Final Rule for Remote ID. According to an article by the DSPA, a professional advocacy organization for Drone Service Providers throughout the United States:

“The Final Rule is almost 500 pages long, but if you have time and patience, well worth the read. You’ll gain quite a bit of insight into the minds at the FAA, as well as which aspects of the manned aviation industry support UAS, and which see us as a nuisance.

This article will in no way be an exhaustive explanation of the entire rule. Instead we will hit the highlights and lowlights, and give some feedback. We’ll try to get the major aspects of the new rule out in the open, and hopefully create industry dialogue between stakeholders.”

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January 8, 2021|Partner Content, Policy|
COVID-19 Relief: Policy Update

Council on Foundations

On Monday afternoon (12/21/20), Congressional leaders released the long-awaited end-of-the-year package, which includes funding for the federal government, a COVID-19 relief package, tax extenders, and several other provisions. The House and Senate passed the over 5,000-page package Monday evening and the President is expected to sign it.

COVID-19 Relief

The package includes more than $900 billion in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, providing some assistance to nonprofits, businesses, families, and communities. The National Council of Nonprofits released their chart of the Nonprofit Provisions in COVID Relief Legislation. The House Appropriations Committee released a comprehensive summary of the various relief-related provisions.

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December 22, 2020|Policy|
Global Reach. Local Benefits. | US Foreign Trade Zone Program: FTZ #40

Port Cleveland
December 2020

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December 9, 2020|Policy|
Join NOACA for a Public Discussion on the Highway Interchange Project Policy

Learn more about the criteria drafted for new or modified highway interchange projects in Northeast Ohio at this virtual public meeting.

Date: Monday, November 9, 2020

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Review the draft policy at the following link and join the discussion on Nov 9.

Give public comments on our portal until November 30.

Link to the Webinar:


Webinar ID: 827 2122 2801
Passcode: 760157

Dial in:
US: +1 312 626 6799 or +1 929 205 6099

November 3, 2020|Policy|
Techno-Economic Feasibility Analysis of a Microgrid in Downtown Cleveland, Ohio

Citation:  Ahmed, Ali H.; Thomas, Andrew R.; and Henning, Mark, “Techno-Economic Feasibility Analysis of a Microgrid in Downtown Cleveland, Ohio” (2018). Urban Publications. 0 1 2 3 1559.

Increasing the resiliency of the electrical utility system in a region has numerous benefits to the residents, companies, and public entities operating in that region ranging from improved safety to financial impacts. However, attracting political interest and capital for such a major infrastructure improvement project requires an expectation from the potential participants that the project will be technically possible and economically attractive for investors. Performing a feasibility study is an important first step to ensure that a project is worthy of pursuit from both a technical and economic viewpoint. Read More »

October 27, 2020|Policy|
The Aerozone: A Great Place to Live, Work & Grow
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