Small Business Linked Investments For Tomorrow (LIFT) Program

The Small Business Linked Program will inject capital into small businesses owned and operated by Iowa residents. One-half of the moneys invested will be available for qualifying small businesses which are 51 percent or more owned, operated and actively managed by one or more women, minority persons, or persons with disabilities.

Target Small Business Program

Iowa’s Targeted Small Business (TSB) program is designed to help women, individuals with minority status, service-connected disabled veterans, and individuals with disabilities overcome some of the hurdles to starting or growing a small business in Iowa. If your business qualifies as a Targeted Small Business, you are eligible for the following elements of the program:

  • Access to loans up to $50,000 to start or expand your business

  • Loan funds can be used for business improvements and expenses, including (but not limited to) the purchase of equipment, furnishings, inventory and specific operating expenses.  Loan terms include favorable fixed interest rates, fixed monthly payments and no pre-payment penalties.  Contact: Iowa Center for Economic Success: 515.283.0940 or info@TheIowaCenter.org
    Contact: Michelle Boyd; michelle.boyd@iowa.gov or 515.725.2275

Small Business Administration (SBA)
  • 504 Program

  • SBA 7(a)

  • Microloan

  • Rural Business Loans

  • Special Purpose Loans Program

  • Advantage Loan Initiatives