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.

Programs For Small Business

8(a) Business Development Program
From: Small Business Administration
Grant Objectives: 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 in...more
7(j) Technical Assistance
From: Small Business Administration
Grant Objectives: 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 agreemen...more

Small Business Grants in Your State


Disaster Assistance Loans
From: Small Business Administration
Grant Objectives: To provide loans to the victims of declared disasters for uninsured or otherwise uncompensated physical damage....more
Procurement Assistance to Small Businesses
From: Small Business Administration
Grant Objectives: 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 ...more
Small Business Investment Companies
From: Small Business Administration
Grant Objectives: 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
From: Small Business Administration
Grant Objectives: 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
From: Small Business Administration
Grant Objectives: 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
Service Corps of Retired Executives
From: Small Business Administration
Grant Objectives: 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 confide...more
Small Business Development Centers
From: Small Business Administration
Grant Objectives: To provide management counseling, training, and technical assistance to the small business community through Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs)....more
504 Certified Development Loans
From: Small Business Administration
Grant Objectives: To assist small business concerns by providing long-term, fixed-rate financing for fixed assets through the sale of debentures to private investors....more



Federal Agencies with Active Grants for Small Business


Administration for Children & Families - ACYF/FYSBAdministration for Children and Families
Administration for Children and Families - ACYF/CBAdministration for Children and Families - OCC
Administration for Children and Families - OHSAdministration for Children and Families - OPRE
Administration for Children and Families - ORRAdministration for Community Living
Agency for Health Care Research and QualityAgency for International Development
Assistance CoordinationBureau of Conflict Stabilization Operations
Bureau of CounterterrorismBureau of Democracy Human Rights and Labor
Bureau of International Security-NonproliferationBureau of Justice Assistance
Bureau of Land ManagementBureau of Reclamation
California State OfficeCenters for Disease Control - NCCDPHP
Centers for Disease Control - NCHHSTPCenters for Disease Control and Prevention
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - ERACorporation for National and Community Service
CSREESDepartment of Agriculture
Department of CommerceDepartment of Defense
Department of EducationDepartment of Energy
Department of Energy - Office of ScienceDepartment of Health and Human Services
Department of Homeland SecurityDepartment of Homeland Security - FEMA
Department of Housing and Urban DevelopmentDepartment of Justice
Department of StateDepartment of the Interior
Department of TransportationDepartment of Veterans Affairs
Dept of the Army -- Materiel CommandDM-Office of Advocacy and Outreach
DOT/Federal Motor Carrier Safety AdministrationEconomic Development Administration
Engineer Research and Development CenterFederal Mediation and Conciliation Service
Fish and Wildlife ServiceFood and Drug Administration
Foreign Agricultural ServiceForest Service
Geological SurveyGolden Field Office
Haiti USAID-Port Au PrinceHealth Resources and Services Administration
Idaho Field OfficeKentucky State Office
NASA HeadquartersNational Aeronautics and Space Administration
National Institute of Food and AgricultureNational Institute of Justice
National Institutes of HealthNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
National Park ServiceNational Veterans Sports Programs
Natural Resources Conservation ServiceNaval Supply Systems Command
New Jersey State OfficeNew York State Office
NoneNSWC - CRANE
Nuclear Regulatory CommissionOffice of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention
Office of National Drug Control PolicyOffice of Naval Research
Office of Procurement Operations - Grants DivisionOffice of Science
Office of the Assistant Secretary for HealthOffice of the Middle East Partnership Initiative
Office of the SecretaryOffice to Monitor-Combat Trafficking in Persons
PM Weapons Removal and AbatementSmall Business Administration
Social Security AdministrationU.S. Mission to Afghanistan
Utilities Programs


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