The U.S Small Business Administration supports both the Small Business Development Center Program and SCORE to provide management assistance to current and prospective small business owners. These programs offer one-stop assistance to individuals and small businesses by providing a wide variety of information and guidance in central and easily accessible branch locations.
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While the federal government does not provide grants for starting or growing small businesses, it does provide a myriad of services to assist entrepreneurs in pursuit of their dreams. One of the mechanisms in place to promote small business growth and economic development are Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs).
The Connecticut Housing Finance Authority has been administering the Homebuyer Mortgage Program for First Time Homebuyers. The program is capable of offering home loans and below-market interest rates to first time homebuyers who reside in Connecticut and who are planning to acquire a property that is located in Connecticut.
The Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant Program aims to improve regional planning efforts that integrate housing, transportation, economic development, and environmental infrastructure investment decisions, in order to increase the country's capacity to incorporate livability, sustainability and social equity into land use plans and zoning.
The Cloud Collective, an international network of design professionals dedicated to delivering sustainable and green spaces, have conjured a sustainable way to retreat into nature: Hermit Houses.