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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:
Cascadia Revolving Fund
City of Everett CDE LLC
Community Funding Group
Express Credit Union
Kitsap County NMTC Facilitators I, LLC
Lummi Commercial Company
Quinault Indian Nation
Seattle Investment Fund LLC
The Pathfinder Fund, LLC
The Union Credit Union
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 Federal and State Technology Partnership Program works around the objective of being able to boost and strengthen the technological competitiveness of small business establishments in the United States of America.