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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:
Cascadia Revolving Fund
City of Everett CDE LLC
Community Funding Group
Express Credit Union
Kitsap County NMTC Facilitators I, LLC
Lummi Commercial Company
Quinault Indian Nation
Seattle Investment Fund LLC
The Pathfinder Fund, LLC
The Union Credit Union
The United States Small Business Administration, otherwise known as SBA, is a United States government agency that was established on the 30th day of July, 1953.
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.