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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:
Biotech Research Center, LLC
Hawaii Community Loan Fund
HAWAII FIRST FCU
Ka"u Federal Credit Union
Kunia Federal Credit Union
Molokai Community Federal Credit Union
Onomea Federal Credit Union
Pacific Gateway Center
West Oahu Community FCU
The Small Business Administration has constituted the Secondary Market Lending Authority program, one which aims to provide liquidity for the secondary market, thereby ultimately encouraging new lending opportunities from banks of Small Business Administration guaranteed loans.
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.