Benefits.gov is the official benefits website of the U.S. government, providing an online eligibility prescreening tool to help you find government benefits that you may be eligible to receive.
You can now access our prescreening tool, the Benefit Finder,
at home or on-the-go while using any computer or mobile device. No matter how you choose to access the website, the Benefit Finder
remains an anonymous way to search for benefits based on your specific needs. You can also find more information about benefits that may be available to you by browsing by State, by Category or by Federal Agency.
Benefits.gov can lead you to a number of programs provided by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
If you're in need of a small financial boost to get through a tough time, consider the Microloan Program, which offers small, short-term loans to eligible borrowers that may be used for working capital, the purchase of inventory, supplies, furniture, fixtures, machinery or equipment. For application information, refer to the "Next Steps" in the program description for information on how and where to apply for programs.
Small businesses (firms with fewer than 500 employees), make up 99.7 percent of all U.S. businesses and 49.2 percent of private-sector employment according to SBA. If you're looking to join this group that many consider to be the "engine of the American economy," see if the 7(a) Small Business Loan is right for you and your big idea.
When duty calls, the Military Reservist Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program is available to support the businesses that employ America's military reservists. The program provides funds to eligible small businesses for the ordinary and necessary operating expenses that they are unable to meet because an essential employee was "called-up" to active duty.
Interested in additional resources? Be sure to check out GovLoans.gov, where you can find different types of loans that the Federal government offers small business owners just like you!