CAIP – Community Adjustment and Investment Program

The United States Community Adjustment and Investment Program was created to help communities that suffered job losses due to changing trade patterns with Mexico and Canada following the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The CAIP promotes economic implementation of the adjustment by increasing the availability and flow of credit and encourages business development and expansion in impacted areas. Through the CAIP, credit is available to businesses in eligible communities to create new, sustainable jobs or to preserve existing jobs.

CAPLines Loan Program

CAPLines is the umbrella program under which the SBA helps small businesses meet their short-term and cyclical working-capital needs.

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA):

Financial Assistance

  • Basics
  • Grants
  • Loan Eligibility
  • SBA Loans
  • Surety Bond
  • Equity Capital
  • Special Purpose Loans
  • SBA Partner Topics
  • 7(a) Loan Programs
  • Contract Opportunities
  • Disaster Assistance
  • Online Training
  • Counseling and Assistance
  • Special Audiences
  • Laws/Regulations
  • Compliance

SBA provides a number of financial assistance programs for small businesses including 7(a), 504 and disaster assistance loans. Within this section, SBA will review eligibility requirements, SBA’s loan programs, surety bonds and the role of SBA, equity capital topics, special purpose loans, SBA partner topics and 7(a) lender programs. Though the SBA does not provide grants to help you start a business, included is information on organizations and sites that can assist you in locating special purpose grants.

See also…

Business and Finance Law