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 Connecticut Housing Finance Authority, otherwise known as CHFA, is a self-supporting quasi-public housing agency operating within the State of Connecticut. The agency was established in the year 1969 in an effort to address the concerns regarding the lack or insufficient supply of affordable housing opportunities for Connecticutâ€™s low- and moderate-income families and individuals.
In line with this mission, the Office of Justice Programs has recently established the Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Training and Technical Assistance Program (JMHCP), wherein it seeks to increase public safety by encouraging collaboration between criminal justice, juvenile justice, and mental health and substance abuse treatment systems.