Explore public financing options and incentives

Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development

The most popular tool on the DCED website for entrepreneurs and business owners is the Pennsylvania Funding & Program Finder.   If you’re seeking funding for a business venture, community project or site revitalization in Pennsylvania, the Funding & Program Finder puts the information you need right at your fingertips. Your search will return all of the grants, loans, and initiatives offered through the Department of Community and Economic Development that may be relevant to your initiative.

 

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

The U.S. Small Business Administration (+) offers a variety of loan programs to eligible small businesses that cannot borrow on reasonable terms from conventional lenders in the amount needed without government help.  Most of the SBA's business loans are made by private lenders and then guaranteed by the agency.  While it may not necessarily be easier to be approved for an SBA guaranteed loan, the guarantee will allow you to obtain a loan with a longer maturity at better repayment terms and interest rates, thereby reducing your monthly payments. 

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Local economic development organizations
Contact your local economic development organization for further resources and for application assistance. They can be instrumental in facilitating communications with local taxing authorities, and they can help design loan packages that incorporate State and Federal programs with private financing.