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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:
Dakotas America, LLC
First Nations Oweesta Corporation
Four Bands Community Fund, Inc.
Grow South Dakota
InterTribal Bison Cooperative
Lakota Fund, The
Mazaska Owecaso Otipi Financial, Inc
Oglala Sioux Tribe
Oti Kaga, Inc.
Rosebud Sioux Tribe
Sisseton Wahpeton Sioux Tribe
South Dakota Rural Enterprise, Inc.
Sioux Falls SD
South Eastern Development Foundation
Teton Coalition, Inc.
The Harvest Initiative, Inc
The Sicangu Fund
The Value-Added Producer Grants program is geared towards helping the Independent Producers of Agricultural Commodities, Agriculture Producer Groups, Farmer and Rancher Cooperatives, and Majority-Controlled Producer-Based Business Ventures in developing techniques that would create marketing opportunities and establish business plans involving viable marketing opportunities that involve the production of bio-based products from agricultural commodities.
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.