The U.S Small Business Administration supports both the Small Business Development Center Program and SCORE to provide management assistance to current and prospective small business owners. These programs offer one-stop assistance to individuals and small businesses by providing a wide variety of information and guidance in central and easily accessible branch locations.
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While the federal government does not provide grants for starting or growing small businesses, it does provide a myriad of services to assist entrepreneurs in pursuit of their dreams. One of the mechanisms in place to promote small business growth and economic development are Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs).
The Institute of Museum and Library Services has recently established the Connecting to Collections Statewide Implementation Grants Program.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has recently announced a funding opportunity amounting to $1,690,000 to support the National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS) Land Acquisition and Construction Program.
Hikurangi, a registered charity founded in 2008 and has since morphed into a social enterprise incubator, has bagged a $1.27 million to fund main programs: countrywide workshops and clinics, advisory services, incubation, and a social enterprise accelerator pilot.