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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:
ACCION Texas, Inc.
Azteca Community Loan Fund
Bexar County Teachers Federal Credit Union
Community Development Corp. of Brownsville
Community Development Loan Fund
Community Development Loan Fund (CDLF)
Covenant Savings Federal Credit Union
Dallas Development Fund
Neighborhood Housing Services of Dimmit County, Inc.
PACESETTER CDE INC
Rural Development and Finance Corporation
Texas Community Capital
Wells Fargo Bank
Community Development Financial Institutions are basically financial institutions who possess the ability to provide credit and financial services to underserved industries and communities.
The SBA is dedicated to lend a hand to the service people in America and directly links with the Patriot Express Loan for veterans who desire to initiate their own business and want to start commercial activities. The SBA also plays a role in encouraging growth and job creation during the process, which is an indispensable part to support economic prosperity.