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RL33243 – Small Business Administration: A Primer on Programs and Funding – 10/12/2016

Author: Robert Jay Dilger, Senior Specialist in American National Government; Sean Lowry, Analyst in Public Finance
Pages: 37

This report provides an overview of the SBA’s business loan guaranty programs (including the 7(a) loan guaranty program, the 504/Certified Development Company (CDC) program, International Trade and Export Promotion Loan programs, and the Microloan program); venture capital programs (including the Small Business Investment Company program and the New Markets Venture Capital program); entrepreneurial development programs (including Small Business Development Centers, Women’s Business Centers, and SCORE); government contracting and business development programs (including the 8(a) Minority Small Business and Capital Ownership Development Program, the Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZones) program, the Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Program, and the Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Federal Contract program); and capital access programs (including the Surety Bond Guarantee Program). Bills: H.R. 527, H.R. 1240, H.R. 2333, H.R. 30, H.R. 2608