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American Indians and Alaska Natives

Programs

The microloan fund will be available in amounts up to $25,000 for small and start-up businesses that will create or retain at least one position for every $25,000 loaned.
Makes and guarantees loans to approved socially disadvantaged applicants to buy and operate family-size farms and ranches.
Provides loans, loan guaranty, and equity grants of up to $50,000 to help women, minorities and persons with disabilities start and expand their businesses.
Assists businesses and non-profits that provide positive social benefits, meet other special requirements, and are unable to access loans from traditional sources, such as banks. Particular emphasis is placed on helping low-income people, women and...
Assists businesses and non-profits that provide positive social benefits, meet other special requirements, and are unable to access loans from traditional sources, such as banks. Particular emphasis is placed on helping low-income people, women and...
Provides competitive federal grants, low interest loans and technical assistance to promote energy resource development on Indian lands, including the development of generation, transmission and distribution facilities on tribal lands. Funding,...

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Services

The Census Bureau's Business Help website provides answers to frequently asked questions about business surveys and provides access to services that can help reduce the burden of reporting, such as online forms, extensions of survey due dates,...

Tools

The Minority/Disadvantaged Business Certification and Development Program, or 8(a) Business Development Program, is a nine year federal government contracting certification program established to assist eligible socially and economically...
Incentive: The Minority Business Enterprise Center (MBEC) Program is a fee-for-service initiative, providing a wide-range of direct business assistance services to eligible minority business enterprises (MBEs). The MBEC provides standardized...

The Minority Business Internet Portal is a free online database for registered minority firms and for minority firms seeking government contacting opportunities with other firms. Follow this link for contact information:...