Government Grants for Small Business

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 is the Community Development Financial Institution Fund managed by the US Department of the Treasury. In the current fiscal year the federal government is allocating more than $12 Million to support CDFIs.

Small Business Grants in Your State

Community Development Financial Institutions fall into four categories:

  • Community Development Loan Funds
  • Community Development Credit Unions
  • Community Development Banks - Including Thrifts and Holding Companies
  • Community Development Venture Capital Funds

The genesis of the Community Development Financial Institution Fund was the Riegle Community Development and Regulatory Improvement Act of 1994. The reason for the fund's existence is to foster economic revitalization and community development.

Community Development Financial Institutions by State

Featured Government Grant Resources

Community Development Financial Institutions

Community Development Financial Institutions are basically financial institutions who possess the ability to provide credit and financial services to underserved industries and communities.

Small Business Grants - Free or Low Cost Consulting for Your Small Business

Did you know that it is possible for you to receive free or low cost consulting for your small business? If it sounds too good to be true, rest assured it is actually possible. Not only does it make sense economically, but you would be receiving advice from professionals who have extensive business experience.

Social Entrepreneurship

Bath Vendor and Chef on His Food Social Enterprise

Bath Vendor and Chef on His Food Social Enterprise
Former chef and Bath Big Issue vendor Ian Duff, as he tells Sally Brammall, speaks...

More Federal Domestic Assistance Programs

Tribal Civil and Criminal Legal Assistance Grants, Training and Technical Assistance | Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), Biodefense Medical Countermeasure De | Lead Hazard Control Capacity Building | Life Insurance for Veterans - Direct Payments for Insurance | Safety Belt Performance Grants |  Site Style by YAML | | Grants | Grants News | Sitemap | Privacy Policy

Edited by: Michael Saunders

© 2004-2018 Copyright Michael Saunders