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While the federal government does not provide grants for starting or growing small businesses, one of the mechanisms in place to promote small business growth and economic development is the Community Development Financial Institution Fund managed by the US Department of the Treasury.
Community Development Financial Institutions fall into four categories:
African Development Center
CAPITAL CITY PROPERTIES
Community Reinvestment Fund, Inc
Dakota Futures, Inc.
Development Corporation for Children
Great Neighborhoods! Development Corp.
Greater Minnesota Housing Fund
Habitat for Humanity of Minnesota, Inc.
Indian Land Capital Company
Indian Land Tenure Foundation
Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe
Midwest Minnesota Community Development Corporation
National New Markets Tax Credit Fund, Inc
Neighborhood Development Center
Nonprofits Assistance Fund
University National Bank
The The Minority Business Development Agency has recently constituted the Minority Business Enterprise Centers (MBEC) Program wherein it aims to support minority-owned businesses by providing them with electronic and one-on-one business development services for a reasonably nominal fee.
GovLoans is a website created by the United States Federal Government that is designed to serve as the public's gateway to loan program information. One of the several kinds of loans that are featured in the GovLoans website are Disaster Relief loans.