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

Drug-Free Workplace Program
Small Business Administration
This Program permits the Small Business Administration (SBA) to make grants to eligible intermediaries to assist small businesses financially and technically in establishing DFWP programs. That statut...more




Federal Agencies with Active Grants for Small Business





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Program for Investment in Micro-Entrepreneurs Technical Assistance

The Program for Investment in Micro-Entrepreneurs Technical Assistance Program is designed to decrease the number of disadvantaged micro-entrepreneurs by helping them enhance their management capabilities, by way of providing them with technical assistance and training in the areas concerning activities that are associated with starting, expanding and growing their businesses.







Student Loans Available Directly from the Federal Government

There are different variations of a Federal Direct Student Loan available; these are dependent on whether or not the student is eligible for government assistance. Need based programs include the Stafford Loan and the Direct Subsidized Loan; while non-need based programs are the Direct PLUS program, and the Direct Unsubsidized Loan.



Social Entrepreneurship
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Climate Change Report: What it Means for Impact Investing


Climate Change Report: What it Means for Impact Investing

The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published the first of three volumes of its fifth Assessment Report (AR5). The findings of the report show that mainstream businesses have become greener, with an emphasis on reducing carbon emissions which are the key sectors for impact investment.









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