Georgia USA Small Business Resource Directory

Federal Grants & Loans

The U.S. government offers several financial aid opportunities for small business owners.

Early Stage Innovation Fund

To help entrepreneurs grow their businesses and create jobs by increasing access to capital, the SBA created a $1 billion Early Stage Innovation Fund which will provide matching capital to Small Business Investment Companies (SBICs).

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Georgia’s Regional Commissions

Georgia’s Regional Commissions offer small business loan assistance, gap financing that may include SBA 504, and 7(a) loans, Revolving Loan Funds, Rural Loan Funds and USDA Business & Industry Loans.

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Appalachian Regional Commission

Appalachian Regional Commission is a federal-state partnership that works with the people of Appalachia to create opportunities for self-sustaining economic development and improved quality of life.

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Export-Import Bank of the United States

Export-Import Bank of the United States and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) provides export loan guarantee programs for agriculture export.

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Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)

Learn more about this highly competitive program that encourages domestic small businesses to engage in Federal Research/Research and Development (R/R&D) that has the potential for commercialization

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Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR)

Find out how you can get funding opportunities in the federal innovation research and development (R&D) arena.

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