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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:
AAFE Community Development Fund
ACCION New York
Adirondack Economic Development Corporation
Akwesasne Indian Housing Authority
BOC Capital Corp.
Carver Federal Savings Bank
CDCLI Funding Corporation, Inc.
Chase New Markets Corporation
Citibank NMTC Corporation
Commercial and Industrial Capital Corporation
Community Capital Bank
Genesee Co-Op Federal Credit Union
Greystone CDE, LLC
GS New Markets Fund
HEDC New Markets, Inc
Home Headquarters, Inc.
Iroquois Venture Corporation
JobStart Chautauqua, Inc.
MSD New Markets, Inc
Nonprofit Finance Fund
NYCB Community Development Corp
Progressive Neighborhood FCU
Renaissance Finance CDE, LLC
Restoration Capital Fund, Inc.
Seedco Financial Services
Seneca Nation of indians
Sephardic Angel Fund
St. Charles Borromeo Church FCU
The Disability Fund, Inc.
Westchester Housing Fund, Inc.
Women"s Venture Fund, Inc.
In keeping with this mission, the National Institute of Food and Agriculture has recently established the Common Bean Productivity Research for Global Food Security Competitive Grants Program in an attempt to develop approaches and methods that can efficiently address the various challenges facing common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) production among small holder producers in food insecure countries.
The Program for Investment in Micro-Entrepreneurs Technical Assistance Program is designed to decrease the number of disadvantaged micro-entrepreneurs by helping them enhance their management capabilities, by way of providing them with technical assistance and training in the areas concerning activities that are associated with starting, expanding and growing their businesses.