Resource Directory

The Black Business Investment Fund (BBIF) is a non-traditional lender that specializes in providing loans to minority and small businesses. It is a CDFI (Certified Development Financing Institution), CDE (Certified Development Enterprise) as certified by the U. S. Department of Treasury and Community Advantage Lender as certified by the U.S. Small Business Administration. The BBIF assists businesses in building their management capacity through financial technical assistance services. The BBIF administers four loan programs, which are: Black Business Loan Fund (BBLF*), Micro-Loan Fund (MLF)**, Small Business Loan Fund (SBLF)**, Contract Financing Loan Fund (CFLF)**

* for black-owned business enterprises

** race neutral loan fund

*** for minority business enterprises

Intensive management and technical support, business-planning assistance with marketing, financing, and networking.

CareerSource Northeast Florida (First Coast Workforce Development, Inc.

Phone: 904-356-5627

First Coast Workforce Development is a publicly funded agency that provides extensive workforce-related services to six counties on Florida's First Coast - Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau, Putnam and St. Johns counties.

Provide assistance with Enterprise Zone tax credit program applications. Assist small businesses with obtaining loans and / or grants through various programs including: Historic Preservation, Brownfields, Northwest and other economic development programs. Help small businesses with obtaining assistance through various state and federal programs. Assist businesses in using innovative financing alternatives.

The Jacksonville Small and Emerging Business (JSEB) program was created to help small businesses compete, not just for city contracts, but ANY contracts. Under the JSEB program, the City of Jacksonville provides qualifying businesses with the opportunity to receive business and technical training geared to small businesses.

Duval County Public Schools Minority Business Affairs Office