The Small Business Administration, more commonly referred to as SBA, is the United States government's leading agency that is primarily dedicated to offering and providing support to the country's entrepreneurs and small businesses.
The Small Business Administration has inititiated the Small Business Investment Companies program to help in developing privately owned and managed investment companies which will be licensed and regulated by the Small Business Administration to provide equity capital, long term loans, and advisory services to small business requiring such services.
The Small Business Administration's efforts are guided by there mission which is "to maintain and strengthen the nation's economy by enabling the establishment and viability of small businesses and by assisting in the economic recovery of communities after disasters."
In keeping with its agency objectives, the Small Business Administration has constituted the Small Business Investment Companies program.
The Small Business Investment Companies Program revolves around the notion of developing privately owned and managed investment companies which will be licenses and regulated by the Small Business Administration, so as to provide equity capital, long term loans, and advisory services to small business requiring such services.
The established Small Business Investment Companies could then provide financial and management assistance on a constant basis to small business concerns matching the program's eligibility criteria.
Lead-Based Paint Hazard Control Grant Program 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. Rehabilitation Mortgage Insurance Program The Rehabilitation Mortgage Insurance Program intends to financially assist families as they repair or improve, purchase and improve, or refinance and improve their current residential properties that have been existent for more than a year. Core Clinical Centers for the Cardiothoracic Surgical Trials Network Program In keeping with this mission, the National Institutes of Health has partnered with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), and the Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health (ICRH) to establish the Core Clinical Centers for the Cardiothoracic Surgical Trials Network Program. Connecticut Housing Finance Agency Mortgage Programs for Military, Police and Teachers The Connecticut Housing Finance Agency has established the Mortgage Programs for Military, Police and Teachers so as to provide reasonable housing opportunities to veterans and active duty service members of the United States Military, the National Guard, along with teachers and police officers who are assigned in under-served areas. Using DNA Technology to Identify the Missing Program In keeping with this mission, the Office of Justice Programs has recently announced the establishment of Using DNA Technology to Identify the Missing Program. Invasive Aquatic Species Inventory and Infestation Prevention Program The Bureau of Land Management has recently developed the Invasive Aquatic Species Inventory and Infestation Prevention Program wherein they aim to document and monitor the presence of Zebra and Quagga mussels in the bodies of water through Idaho. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Dollar Homes Program The Dollar Homes Program revolves around the process of selling single family homes for a superbly reasonable price of $1 (plus closing cost) to low-to-moderate income families, granted that these houses have been acquired through foreclosure by the Federal Housing Administration, and have already been actively marketed for at least six months and still remained unsold after that certain period of time.
Homejoy, an affordable home cleaning service that caters to a broad audience and connects people with professional home cleaners online, has announced the recent establishment of its Homejoy Foundation. The foundation will provide financial grants to veterans and military families in need.