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While the federal government does not provide grants for starting or growing small businesses, 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.
Community Development Financial Institutions fall into four categories:
Arizona MultiBank CDC
Arizona Tribal CDFI
Border Financial Resources Inc
First American Credit Union
Hopi Credit Association
Navajo Nation Division of Economic Development
Navajo Partnership for Housing, Inc.
Pascua Yaqui Tribe
Prestamos, CDFI, LLC
San Carlos Apache Tribe
SOAR GROWTH CAPITAL, LLC
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The Small Business Investment Companies Program revolves around the notion of developing privately owned and managed investment companies which will be licenses and regulated by the Small Business Administration, so as to provide equity capital, long term loans, and advisory services to small business requiring such services.
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