USDA Rural Development forges partnerships with rural communities, funding projects that bring housing, community facilities, business guarantees, utilities and other services to rural America. USDA provides technical assistance and financial backing for rural businesses and cooperatives to create quality jobs in rural areas. Rural Development promotes the President's National Energy Policy and ultimately the nation's energy security by engaging the entrepreneurial spirit of rural America in the development of renewable energy and energy efficiency improvements. Rural Development works with low-income individuals, State, local and Indian tribal governments, as well as private and nonprofit organizations and user-owned cooperatives.
USDA helps producers manage their business risks. The mission of USDA's Risk Management Agency (RMA) is to promote, support, and regulate sound risk management solutions to preserve and strengthen the economic stability of America's agricultural producers. As part of this mission, RMA operates and manages the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC).
The FMPP was created through a recent amendment of the Farmer-to-Consumer Direct Marketing Act of 1976. The grants, authorized by the FMPP, are targeted to help improve and expand domestic farmers markets, roadside stands, community-supported agriculture programs and other direct producer-to-consumer market opportunities.
HHS is the largest grant-making agency in the US. Most HHS grants are provided directly to states, territories, tribes, and educational and community organizations, then given to people and organizations who are eligible to receive funding.
We chose our Grand Prize, first place, and Entrepreneur Choice Award winners from almost 18,000 entries! From a snowboard designer to a NICU nurse, see the small business owners who impressed our judges.
Typically, any for-profit small business with a FedEx business account number that has been in continuous operation selling a product in market for at least six (6) months by the time the contest starts, has fewer than 99 employees, has a shipping need for their business, and meets other eligibility requirements as defined in the official contest rules is eligible to enter the contest. Owners and part-time employees are considered employees. There may be additional entry eligibility requirements as the next application period becomes available.
Yes, having a shipping need for the business is a requirement to be eligible to enter and the shipping must be billed to the small business entering the contest and not handled or billed via a third party.
The SBIR and STTR programs fund a diverse portfolio of startups and small businesses across technology areas and markets to stimulate technological innovation, meet Federal research and development (R&D) needs, and increase commercialization to transition R&D into impact.
If you are looking for small-town charm and big-city amenities, Alexandria is the place to find them. Alexandria has a fascinating history, and many of its historic buildings are still preserved today. The City's many historic homes, churches, businesses, and museums allow residents and visitors alike to experience the past that makes it the charming town it is today.
Ideally located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., Alexandria is nationally recognized as one of the best places to live and do business on the east coast. Learn how we can help you start or relocate your business in Alexandria, and access resources for existing businesses and commuters.
We are currently reviewing the details of a lawsuit challenging the BIPOC Small Business Grant Program. The suit was filed in Federal Court and details can be found through the PACER resource. As we evaluate the lawsuit, the Program will be put on hold. However, we want to reiterate the City is committed to serving all Alexandrians; we also remain focused on our responsibility to find equitable solutions that address the needs of our diverse small business community. We will provide more details about the status of the Program as we are able. Please send all inquiries to BIPOC@alexandriava.gov.
Additionally, historically BIPOC-owned businesses are feeling increased displacement pressure as rents rise and neighborhoods change. The Alexandria BIPOC Small Business Program is a resulting initiative that aims to retain and grow existing businesses, recruit new businesses and/or assist with start-up activities.
A key theme that emerged from the outreach with local BIPOC-owned business or BIPOC individuals who would like to start a business was the need for meaningful access. The City will address this key theme of access in three focus areas:
Similar to other jurisdictions, there is local interest for a potential incubator and/or accelerator that could provide technical assistance and mentorship to support a cohort of new, early-stage BIPOC-owned businesses with start-up activities and/or established BIPOC-owned businesses to expand and grow. The City is working on procuring a capable partner with experience establishing such a program.
The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) ended on May 31, 2021. It offered loans to help small businesses and non-profits keep their workers employed. If you follow the guidelines, your loan may be forgiven.
An Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) helps small businesses and nonprofits that are losing money during the coronavirus pandemic and that need funds for financial obligations and operating expenses.
The federal government does not offer grants for starting or growing a business. It only provides grants for nonprofit and educational institutions. These organizations focus mainly on medicine, technology development, and other related fields. Find out more about federal grants.Some state and local programs offer business grants. They usually require you to match the funds. Or, they may expect you to combine the grant with other forms of financing, such as a loan.
Small businesses require capital to grow. Unfortunately, many loan programs are designed to serve larger businesses. To close the funding gap, the Department of Commerce offers your growing business several loan programs that can help you purchase new equipment, renovate, expand or construct facilities, support early stage product development or repurpose properties that have been abandoned or underutilized due to environmental issues.
Funded in part by a Small Business Administration grant, the Export Voucher Program helps small businesses offset some of the costs (up to $5,000) of getting into the export business or expanding into new international markets, such as trade show or trade mission fees, travel or the cost of hiring translators or interpreters.
Infrastructure is an essential ingredient for creating economic growth and vitality. To expand and grow, businesses need roads, ports, water, power and connectivity. To provide this critical infrastructure, the Community Economic Revitalization Board (CERB) funds a variety of projects that have not only strengthened communities throughout the state, but created more than 34,000 jobs in the process.
The Business Recovery Grant Program issued payments to eligible North Carolina businesses that experienced a significant economic loss due to COVID-19. All grant funds have been distributed to businesses. The project is being supported, in whole or in part, by federal award number SLRFP0129 awarded to the State of North Carolina by the U.S. Department of Treasury.
No, this is not a new grant program. As required by law, the NCDOR re-opened the application period of the Program because the total amount of grants requested by eligible businesses during the initial application period did not exhaust the $500 million in funds authorized for the Program.
Businesses in North Carolina such as sole proprietorships, corporations, partnerships, LLCs and other types of businesses that suffered economic loss during the pandemic may be eligible for a grant in Phase 2. Changes to the Program for Phase 2 allow a business to calculate its economic loss using an expanded list of tax forms making the Program available to businesses that do not report gross receipts on Form E-500 or federal Form 1065. This change may also allow eligible businesses to apply for a larger grant award during Phase 2. Refer to Section I, Question 13 for the full list of tax forms used to calculate gross receipts for Phase 2.
In addition, a business that was ineligible during Phase 1 because it received other COVID-19 relief may now be eligible for a grant in Phase 2. For more information on what is considered other COVID-19 relief, go to Section III, Question 2.
Businesses classified in NAICS codes 71 and 72 include businesses primarily engaged in the following sectors: Accommodation, Food Services, Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation. For a complete list of business sectors and more information, visit the NAICS website.
If the business is a sole proprietorship, the check will be made payable to the individual operating as a sole proprietorship. If the business is an entity, then the check will be made payable to the legal business name of the applicant listed on the application.
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Federal agencies are required to set aside certain contracts for qualified small business concerns only. Limiting competition to these firms ensures that small businesses do not have to compete with large businesses for the same contracts or procurement opportunities.
The Non-Manufacturer Rule stipulates that "a recipient of a contract set aside for small business or the Small Business Administration (SBA) 8(a) contract program, other than the actual manufacturer or processor, must provide the products of a small business." 041b061a72