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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:
Cascadia Revolving Fund
City of Everett CDE LLC
Community Funding Group
Express Credit Union
Kitsap County NMTC Facilitators I, LLC
Lummi Commercial Company
Quinault Indian Nation
Seattle Investment Fund LLC
The Pathfinder Fund, LLC
The Union Credit Union
Community Development Financial Institutions are basically financial institutions who possess the ability to provide credit and financial services to underserved industries and communities.
In line with this mission, the NIH has recently constituted the Small Business Innovation Research Phase IIB Bridge Awards to Accelerate the Development of Cancer Therapeutics, Imaging Technologies, Interventional Devices, Diagnostics, and Prognostics Toward Commercialization Program.