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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:
ACCION Texas, Inc.
Azteca Community Loan Fund
Bexar County Teachers Federal Credit Union
Community Development Corp. of Brownsville
Community Development Loan Fund
Community Development Loan Fund (CDLF)
Covenant Savings Federal Credit Union
Dallas Development Fund
Neighborhood Housing Services of Dimmit County, Inc.
PACESETTER CDE INC
Rural Development and Finance Corporation
Texas Community Capital
Wells Fargo Bank
The The Minority Business Development Agency has recently constituted the Minority Business Enterprise Centers (MBEC) Program wherein it aims to support minority-owned businesses by providing them with electronic and one-on-one business development services for a reasonably nominal fee.
In line with this mission, the NIH has recently constituted the Small Business Innovation Research Phase IIB Bridge Awards to Accelerate the Development of Cancer Therapeutics, Imaging Technologies, Interventional Devices, Diagnostics, and Prognostics Toward Commercialization Program.