State Grant Resources

While there are no direct small business grants available from the federal government, many state development agencies offer direct small business grants and other types of financial assistance designed to encourage and assist entrepreneurs in starting or expand a small business. Usually such assistance is available through the state economic development office, although sometimes it is handled by other agencies within the state.

Here are links to grant information available from state websites.

Alabama
Development Office, Financing

Alaska
Department of Administration Grants Unit

Arizona
Small Business Services

Arkansas
Financing, Incentives & Taxation

California
Financial Assistance

Colorado
Financing Options

Connecticut
Enterprise Zone

Delaware
Delaware Economic Development

District of Columbia
DC Economic Development

Florida
Small Business Assistance Programs

Georgia
Financial Assistance

Hawaii
Find Financing

Idaho
Idaho Resource Wizard

Illinois
Business Grants

Indiana
Grants and Incentives

Iowa
Financial Assistance Programs

Kansas
Business Development

Kentucky
Business Incentives

Louisiana
Louisiana Incentive Services

Maine
Financing Your Business

Maryland
Business Financing

Massachusetts
Funding Finder

Michigan
Financing

Minnesota
Financial Assistance

Mississippi
Economic Development

Missouri
Financial and Incentive Programs

Montana
Montana Finance Information Center

Nebraska
Public Business Financing Programs

Nevada
Financial Assistance

New Hampshire
Economic Development

New Jersey
Economic Development and Incentives

New Mexico
Incentives and Programs

New York
Small Business Financing

North Carolina
Financial Assistance and Services

North Dakota
Funding Programs

Ohio
Economic Development Division

Oklahoma
Economic Development

Oregon
Business Financial Programs

Pennsylvania
Business Financing Programs

Rhode Island
Small Business Assistance

South Carolina
Funding and Incentives

South Dakota
Financing / Incentives

Tennessee
Business Assistance

Texas
State Grants

Utah
Grants and Funding

Vermont
Financing Assistance

Virginia
Business Resource Center

Washington
Grants and Loans

West Virginia
Business Assistance

Wisconsin
Financing Resources

Wyoming
Grant Station Database