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Federal Microenterprise Policy Expansion Project

Prosperity Now

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Special Initiatives
  • Grant Amount $75,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2010–December 31, 2010
  • Location Washington, DC, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

This grant to the Corporation for Enterprise Development will allow it to endorse federal policies that increase low-income people’s access to credit and technical assistance to start and operate small businesses. Some of the activities to be pursued during the grant period include convening the Microenterprise Anti-Poverty Policy Consortium, a multiagency effort to advance policy initiatives in support of microenterprise; promoting microenterprise as an eligible economic activity under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program; including small business development as an eligible use for retirement savings accounts; expanding the existing infrastructure of community-based nonprofits that support entrepreneurs; and advocating for increased federal investment in microenterprise.