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504 Certified Development Loans (59.041)

Guaranteed/Insured Loans.

To assist small business concerns by providing long-term, fixed-rate financing for fixed assets through the sale of debentures to private investors.


7(A) Export Loan Guarantees (59.054)

Guaranteed/Insured Loans.

To aid and assist small-business to increase their ability to compete in international markets by enhancing their ability to export; facilitating technology transfers; enhancing their ability to complete effectively and efficiently against imports;...


7(A) Loan Guarantees (59.012)

Guaranteed/Insured Loans (including Immediate Participation Loans).

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 timely manner. Guaranteed loans are made available to...


7(J) Technical Assistance (59.007)

Project Grants (Cooperative Agreements or Contracts).

The purpose of the program is to provide Business Development Assistance for Socially and Economically Disadvantaged Businesses. SBA performs this mission by entering into grants, cooperative agreements and contracts with qualified service providers...


8(A) Business Development Program (59.006)

Provision of Specialized Services.

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 assistance including, but not limited to, management and...


Disaster Assistance Loans (59.008)

Direct Loans.

To provide loans to the victims of declared disasters for uninsured or otherwise uncompensated physical damage.


Drug-Free Workplace Program (59.070)

Project Grants (Cooperative Agreements).

This Program permits the Small Business Administration (SBA) to make grants to eligible intermediaries to assist small businesses financially and technically in establishing DFWP programs. That statute also amended the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C....


HUB Zone Program (59.055)

Project Grants (Contracts).

The purpose of the HUBZone program is to provide federal contracting assistance for qualified SBCs located in historically underutilized business Zones in an effort to increase employment opportunities, investment, and economic development in such...


Microloan Program (59.046)

Formula Grants; Direct Loans.

To assist women, low-income, and minority entrepreneurs, business owners, and other individuals possessing the capability to operate successful business concerns and to assist small business concerns in those areas suffering from a lack of credit...


Native American Outreach (59.052)

Project Grants (Contracts).

To fund economic development projects that will provide small business opportunities and empower American Indians, Native Alaskans and Native Hawaiian entrepreneurs located in disadvantaged and under-served Indian reservations and tribal areas...


New Markets Venture Capital Program (59.051)

Project Grants; Guaranteed/Insured Loans.

To promote economic development and the creation of wealth and job opportunities in low-income geographic areas and among individuals living in such areas, through developmental venture capital investments in smaller enterprises located in such...


Ombudsman And Regulatory Fairness Boards (59.053)

Investigation of Complaints (Compliance Reviews).

To serve the small business community by receiving comments from small businesses, small non-profit organizations or small government entities (representing less than 50,000 people) regarding unfair and/or excessive actions by Federal Agencies or...


Prime Technical Assistance (59.050)

Project Grants.

To increase the number of microenterprises and to enhance the management capability of microentrepreneurs to provide training and technical assistance at little or no cost to microentrepreneur and/or microenterprises to assist in starting, expanding...


Procurement Assistance To Small Businesses (59.009)

Provision of Specialized Services.

To assist small business in obtaining a "fair" share of contracts and subcontracts for Federal government supplies and services and a "fair" share of property sold by the government.


Service Corps Of Retired Executives (59.026)

Advisory Services and Counseling; Training.

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


Small Business Development Centers (59.037)

Project Grants (Cooperative Agreements); Provision of Specialized Services; Advisory Services and Counseling; Dissemination of Technical Information.

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


Small Business Investment Companies (59.011)

Direct Loans; Guaranteed/Insured Loans; Advisory Services and Counseling.

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 businesses; and to provide advisory services to...


Small Disadvantaged Businesses (59.049)

Direct Loans.

To ensure compliance with the constitutional standards established by the Supreme Court in Adarand Contractors, Inc vs. Pena, relative to Federal action programs that use racial or ethnic criteria as a basis for decision making.


Surety Bond Guarantees (59.016)

Insurance (Guaranteed Surety Bonds).

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 expenses incurred by a participating surety should...


Veterans Business Development (59.044)

Cooperative Agreements.

To provide long term training, counseling, and mentoring to benefit small business concerns and potential small business concerns owned and controlled by eligible veterans. Eligible veterans means (A) A veteran who is entitled to compensation (or...


Women's Business Ownership Assistance (59.043)

Project Grants (Cooperative Agreements or Contracts).

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 barriers that are encountered by women in accessing...



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