Among the issues were costly delays and confusing guidance from varying agencies.
"The impact is going to be huge in Indian Country," one leader said. "Because we’ve never had an investment in our infrastructure."
It's helped tens of millions of Americans, but its days may be numbered.
A recent working paper took a deep dive into where PPP funds ended up. Marketplace’s senior economics contributor Chris Farrell argues the results highlight a much bigger challenge for policymakers.
Montgomery County officials say there’s been minimal demand for county funds, but others say that’s because the county didn’t make it easily available to renters.
A Harvard policy paper out this week on the government's pandemic relief effort calls on the Treasury Department to create a dedicated tribal affairs office.
About half of states have ended at least some enhanced federal support, which were funded to run through September.
The American Rescue Plan provides $20 billion in aid, but problems with the previous CARES Act rollout have made tribes vigilant.
Black Americans were more likely to create businesses than whites, yet they are still underrepresented among entrepreneurs.
Powell told lawmakers Tuesday that the “effect on inflation will be neither particularly large nor persistent,” from the $1.9 trillion rescue plan.