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 Idaho Housing and Finance Association, otherwise referred t as IDFA, is Idaho's uniquely created and organized financial institution and administrator of affordable housing resources.
The United States Geological Survey has recently constituted the Water Resources Research National Competitive Grants Program wherein they intend to focus on water problems and issues of a regional or interstate nature beyond those that only concern a single state.
Co-founder of Facebook and publisher of The New Republic, Chris Hughes spoke with Philanthropy.com and author of Shift & Reset: Strategies for Addressing Serious Issues in a Connected Society's Brian Reich about how philanthropy is constantly evolving and how technology is changing the way wealthy donors choose to give back.