The federal government has a variety of funding and incentive programs offered to Maryland businesses. Those progams range from grants and financing programs with the U.S. Small Business Administration to tax credits through the IRS.
In addition to the HUBZone Program, the U.S. Small Business Administration offers the following programs and services to small businesses:
USDA-Rural Development offers progams and services for small businesses, communities and non-profits, developers, and lenders. Click on the following links to access information:
- Programs and services for small businesses
- Programs and services for communities and non-profits
- Programs and services for developers
- Programs and services for lenders
USDA-Rural Development's Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization works to ensure that the Department's purchasing agencies engage small businesses. To learn more about the government's contracting programs, please click here.
The U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization is tasked with the responsibility to ensure procurement opportunities for small businesses, small disadvantaged businesses, women-owned small businesses, HUBZone businesses, and businesses owned by service-disabled veterans. To access links for all Federal Small Business Offices, please click here.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) maintains a comprehensive list of business tax credits and deductions. To learn more, click here.
There is a wide range of federal resources available to help you identify complementary opportunites for your business. To learn more, click here to access the Joint Planning Resource Guide, a collaboration of USDA-Rural Development and the Economic Development Administration.