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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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).
The Employment and Training Administration has recently announced the constitution of the Workforce Data Quality Initiative Program in an attempt to initiate grant applications from State Workforce Agencies (SWA).
The Department of Housing and Urban Development has recently established the Lead-Based Paint Hazard Control Grant Program wherein they intend to provide assistance to states, local government units, Native American Tribes, cities, and countries in their complex attempt of determining and controlling lead-based paint hazards in eligible privately-owned rental or owner-occupied dwellings.
Pedagogy of the Oppressed, a 1970s book by author Paulo Freire, envisions a world not as a given reality, but as “a problem to be worked on and solved.” That mentality is often applied to the greatest social entrepreneurs.