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    cowboy65109 Posts: 1, Reputation: 1
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    Jul 17, 2008, 12:15 PM
    Is there any free small business grants or grants for felons
    I'm an ex-felon trying to get on with my life and become a possitive person for myself and my children and for the comity that I live in is there any kind of grants I can get to open up a business I would only need about 10,000 to have everything up and going
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    Jul 17, 2008, 12:41 PM
    Normally no, there are grants to non profit groups for job training, to assist with housing.
    You may wish to check out the small business admin web site for suggestions on loans and other funding
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    Aug 9, 2008, 03:58 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by cowboy65109
    i'm an ex-felon trying to get on with my life and become a possitive person for my self and my children and for the comity that i live in is there any kind of grants i can get to open up a business I would only need about 10,000 to have everything up and going
    I'd recommend you check out the Small Business Administration site, at www.sba.gov. While you are there, take a look at the Microloan programs, which are great for small businesses that need under $40,000.

    Unfortunately, there really aren't very many grants to start or grow a business, despite all the promises you see on the Internet. Some cities and states offer "economic development" programs, so it's worth checking to see if those exist in your area.

    Of course, there are grants for projects that benefit the community, and many people have started such projects and created jobs for themselves.

    Best of luck,

    Jillian
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    Oct 17, 2010, 10:56 AM
    The sba will not give grants or loans to felons, they consider them to be too risky

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