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Does HHS provide grants or loans to start a business?

HHS does not provide grants or loans to start small businesses. If you are seeking financial assistance to start a business or expand an existing business, please contact your local Small Business Administration office or visit the SBA Web site to learn the answer to these questions:

It should be noted that, the Department of Health and Human Services is the largest grant-making organization in the Federal Government. Our 300 plus grant programs cover mission specific topics and are handled by the various operating components of the Department. All grant announcements across the government are available at: http://www.grants.gov.

Additional information about managing HHS grants may be found at: http://www.hhs.gov/grants/grants/get-ready/index.html.

The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) profiles all Federal grant programs, which provides financial assistance, including HHS programs, and list a specific point of contact for obtaining additional information and applications. It also includes a helpful section on writing grant applications.

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Content last reviewed on September 8, 2014