Small Business Administration Grant and Loan Programs

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation.

Many of the SBA programs offering Small Business Grants, Loan Programs and Counseling Programs are offered through state agencies.

Small Business Resources in Your State



Programs For Small Business

8(a) Business Development Program
Small Business Administration
To foster business ownership by individuals who are both socially and economically disadvantaged; and to promote the competitive viability of such firms by providing business development and mentoring...more

7(j) Technical Assistance
Small Business Administration
The purpose of the program is to provide Business Development Assistance for Small Disadvantaged Businesses. SBA performs this mission by entering into grants, cooperative agreements and contracts wit...more

Disaster Assistance Loans
Small Business Administration
To provide loans to the survivors of declared disasters for uninsured or otherwise uncompensated physical damage and economic injury....more

Small Business Investment Companies
Small Business Administration
To establish privately owned and managed investment companies, which are licensed and regulated by the U.S. Small Business Administration; to provide equity capital and long term loan funds to small b...more

7(a) Loan Guarantees
Small Business Administration
To provide guaranteed loans from lenders to small businesses which are unable to obtain financing in the private credit marketplace, but can demonstrate an ability to repay loans if granted, in a time...more

Surety Bond Guarantees
Small Business Administration
To guarantee surety bonds issued by commercial surety companies for small businesses unable to obtain a bond without an SBA guarantee. The guarantees range between 70 and 90% and cover losses and expe...more



SCORE
Small Business Administration
To use the management experience of retired and active business professionals to counsel and train potential and existing small business owners. All client counseling information is confidential....more

Small Business Development Centers
Small Business Administration
To provide management counseling, training, and technical assistance to the small business community through Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs)....more

504 Certified Development Loans
Small Business Administration
To assist small business concerns by providing long-term, fixed-rate financing for fixed assets through the sale of debentures to private investors....more

Women's Business Ownership Assistance
Small Business Administration
To fund private, nonprofit organizations to assist, through training and counseling, small business concerns owned and controlled by women, and to remove, in so far as possible, the discriminatory bar...more




Federal Agencies with Active Grants for Small Business





Featured Government Grant Resources


Modeling Social Behavior Grant Program

The National Institutes of Health has collaborated with the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) and the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) in order to establish the Modeling Social Behavior Grant Program wherein they intend to seek applications for the development and evaluation of innovative theories, as well as computational, mathematical, and engineering approaches that could better our understanding of a human being's social behavior.







Minority Business Enterprise Centers for Minority-Owned Businesses

The The Minority Business Development Agency has recently constituted the Minority Business Enterprise Centers (MBEC) Program wherein it aims to support minority-owned businesses by providing them with electronic and one-on-one business development services for a reasonably nominal fee.



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