SBA Partners in IL

The U.S Small Business Administration supports both the Small Business Development Center Program and SCORE to provide management assistance to current and prospective small business owners. These programs offer one-stop assistance to individuals and small businesses by providing a wide variety of information and guidance in central and easily accessible branch locations.

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Small Business Resources Map

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While the federal government does not provide grants for starting or growing small businesses, it does provide a myriad of services to assist entrepreneurs in pursuit of their dreams. One of the mechanisms in place to promote small business growth and economic development are Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs).


Featured Government Grant Resources

Cancer Education Grants Program

The Cancer Education Grants Program has been existent since the year 1994 and has long been providing support to innovative cancer education grants program that aim to translate the knowledge obtain from the research studies into actual public health applications.



2012 University Center Economic Development Program Competition

The Economic Development Administration has recently established the 2012 University Center Economic Development Program Competition wherein they intend to solicit grant applications from higher education institutions stating their intent to establish and operate special University Centers that are focused on leveraging university assets in order to create regional economic ecosystems that will support high-growth entrepreneurship.




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