Small Business Administration Grant and Loan Programs

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation.

Many of the SBA programs offering Small Business Grants, Loan Programs and Counseling Programs are offered through state agencies.

Small Business Resources in Your State



Programs For Small Business

Veterans Business Development
Small Business Administration
To provide long term training, counseling, and mentoring to benefit small business concerns and potential small business concerns owned and controlled by eligible veterans. Eligible veterans means (A)...more

Microloan Program
Small Business Administration
To assist women, low-income, and minority entrepreneurs, business owners, and other individuals possessing the capability to operate successful business concerns and to assist small business concerns ...more

Small Disadvantaged Businesses
Small Business Administration
To ensure compliance with the constitutional standards established by the Supreme Court in Adarand Contractors, Inc vs. Pena, relative to Federal action programs that use racial or ethnic criteria as ...more

PRIME Technical Assistance
Small Business Administration
To increase the number of microenterprises and to enhance the management capability of microentrepreneurs to provide training and technical assistance at little or no cost to microentrepreneur and/or ...more

New Markets Venture Capital Program
Small Business Administration
To promote economic development and the creation of wealth and job opportunities in low-income geographic areas and among individuals living in such areas, through developmental venture capital invest...more

Native American Outreach
Small Business Administration
To fund economic development projects that will provide small business opportunities and empower American Indians, Native Alaskans and Native Hawaiian entrepreneurs located in disadvantaged and under-...more



Ombudsman and Regulatory Fairness Boards
Small Business Administration
To serve the small business community by receiving comments from small businesses, small non-profit organizations or small government entities (representing less than 50,000 people) regarding unfair a...more

7(a)Export Loan Guarantees
Small Business Administration
To aid and assist small-business to increase their ability to compete in international markets by enhancing their ability to export; facilitating technology transfers; enhancing their ability to compl...more

HUBZone Program
Small Business Administration
The purpose of the HUBZone program is to provide federal contracting assistance for qualified SBCs located in historically underutilized business Zones in an effort to increase employment opportunitie...more

Secondary Market Lending Authority
Small Business Administration
Provide liquidity for the secondary market, ultimately encouraging new lending by banks of SBA guaranteed loans....more




Federal Agencies with Active Grants for Small Business





Featured Government Grant Resources


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