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 Connecticut Housing Finance Authority has been administering the Homebuyer Mortgage Program for First Time Homebuyers. The program is capable of offering home loans and below-market interest rates to first time homebuyers who reside in Connecticut and who are planning to acquire a property that is located in Connecticut.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has partnered with the National Institutes of Health and as a result, has developed the Research to Advance Vaccine Safety Program, wherein it seeks to obtain a more thorough understanding vaccine safety.
Gradian Health Systems, which pioneered the CE-marked Universal Anaesthesia Machine to bring general anaesthesia in underserved communities around the world on patients of any age, is a Limited Liability Corporation (LLC) solely owned by a New York City-based private foundation, the Nick Simons Foundation.