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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:
African Development Center
CAPITAL CITY PROPERTIES
Community Reinvestment Fund, Inc
Dakota Futures, Inc.
Development Corporation for Children
Great Neighborhoods! Development Corp.
Greater Minnesota Housing Fund
Habitat for Humanity of Minnesota, Inc.
Indian Land Capital Company
Indian Land Tenure Foundation
Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe
Midwest Minnesota Community Development Corporation
National New Markets Tax Credit Fund, Inc
Neighborhood Development Center
Nonprofits Assistance Fund
University National Bank
Did you know that it is possible for you to receive free or low cost consulting for your small business? If it sounds too good to be true, rest assured it is actually possible. Not only does it make sense economically, but you would be receiving advice from professionals who have extensive business experience.
To get approval for your small business loan application, you must be able to meet the lending criteria set down. Some organisations are more risk averse than others, and will therefore have more st...