This set of two CD-ROMs, newly revised for the 2005 edition, contains an amazing collection of the finest federal documents and resources on government grants plus assistance programs for small businesses, along with an entirely new section on obtaining files and records from government agencies through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and the Privacy Act! This 2005 edition has 10 additional federal agency grant files and eleven new files devoted to information requests.
There is individual coverage of hundreds of federal agencies and departments, along with tips and resources for grant proposal writing. In addition, next-generation search technology allows complete cross-file indexing and makes all files on each disc fully searchable! The depth and breadth of the coverage of federal grants and small business programs is truly awesome.
FEDERAL GRANTS - We go far beyond the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (with its nearly 17,000 pages of loans, grants, surplus equipment, and training from 1883 agency and department programs worth $300 billion). The two CD-ROM discs have over 70 unique sections devoted to specific agencies or topics, with over 115,000 pages of material! There is specific information on each of 15 types of assistance: Formula Grants, Project Grants, Direct Payments for Specified Use, Direct Payments with Unrestricted Use, Direct Loans, Guaranteed and Insured Loans, Insurance, Sale/Exchange/Donation of Property and Goods, Use of Property, Facilities, and Equipment, Advisory Services and Counseling, Dissemination of Technical Information, Training, Investigation of Complaints, and Federal Employment. Categories of service include: Agriculture, Arts, Business and Commerce, Community Development, Consumer Protection, Disaster Prevention / Relief, Education, Employment, Labor, Training, Energy, Environmental Quality, Food and Nutrition, Health, Housing, Humanities, Information and Statistics, Law/Justice/Legal Services, Natural Resources, Regional Development, Science and Technology, Social Services and Income Security, and Transportation. Our reproduction of the CFDA alone would be substantially less expensive than the printed version offered by the Government Printing Office. As the catalog itself says, "Get started today exploring the amazing world of grants and loans provided by the Federal Government!"
SMALL BUSINESS ASSISTANCE - There is comprehensive information for entrepreneurs with documents, forms, and materials from the Small Business Administration, General Services Administration, and Securities and Exchange Commission. It includes the complete SBA contents from our SBA CD-ROM: library of documents, forms, startup kit for small business, information about loan programs and financing, laws and regulations, small business research reports, success stories, training workbooks, disaster and terrorist relief loans and aid, franchising information, international trade assistance, listings and directories, and SBA standard operating procedures. A full set of "frequently asked questions" (FAQs) provides a wealth of information about how the SBA can assist small business owners. The SEC material includes questions and answers, rules and pending rules that apply to small businesses, small business forms and associated regulations, and other information from the Office of Small Business Policy.