special event resource
This summary reviews the missions and related program information for 53 federal programs designed to help entrepreneurs. The programs fall into three categories: (1) technical assistance, (2) financial assistance, and (3) government contracts. Many of the programs provide assistance in more than one area.
Programs reviewed in this summary provide almost $5.6 billion in assistance and are administered by four federal agencies: Department of Commerce, Department of Agriculture, Department of Housing and Urban Development, and Small Business Administration.