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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:
Bank of Cherokee County, Inc.
Chickasaw Banc Holding Company
Fort Gibson State Bank
MetaFund Corporation f.k.a. Oklahoma MetaFund CDC
MetaMarkets OK, LLC.
Neighborhood Housing Services of Oklahoma City, Inc.
New Markets Redevelopment, LP
The Small Business Administration has constituted the Secondary Market Lending Authority program, one which aims to provide liquidity for the secondary market, thereby ultimately encouraging new lending opportunities from banks of Small Business Administration guaranteed loans.
The United States Small Business Administration, otherwise known as SBA, is a United States government agency that was established on the 30th day of July, 1953.