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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:
Allen Bank and Trust Company
Central Bancshares Of Kansas City, Inc.
Central Bank of Kansas City
Choices Federal Credit Union
Country Club Bank, n.a.
Great Rivers Community Capital
Heritage Bank of Saint Joseph
HFHI-SA NMTC I, LLC
MBS Urban Initiatives CDE, LLC
Missouri Family Credit Union
Platte Valley Bank of Missouri
St. Louis Development Corporation
Travois New Markets, LLC
The goal of the National Digital Newspaper Program is to crate a national digital resource of historically significant newspapers published between the years 1836 and 1922, from all of the States and its territories.
In keeping with this mission, the National Institute of Food and Agriculture has recently established the Common Bean Productivity Research for Global Food Security Competitive Grants Program in an attempt to develop approaches and methods that can efficiently address the various challenges facing common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) production among small holder producers in food insecure countries.