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American Indians and Alaska Natives


Provides capital to intermediary lenders who lend small amounts (<$50K) to women, low-income and minority entrepreneurs
Finance business and employment to improve the economic and environmental climate in rural areas
Funds third party Minority Business Centers (MBCs) which provide strategic deal-making and consulting services to minority business enterprises [MBEs]
Grants to fund third party NABECs which now provide strategic deal-making and consulting services to minority business enterprises [MBEs]
Supports training of rural microentrepreneurs, as well as microloans to small rural enterprises through Microenterprise Development Organizations (MDOs)
Funds grants that cover the cost of research into critical engineering topics, or into the improvement of engineering education delivery



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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:...