Small Business Administration offers several programs that may involve community colleges in activities to assist small businesses. The Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) connect resources from federal, state and local governments with those of education and the private sector. Community colleges in five states lead SBDCs, while many other colleges have representatives on state or local advisory boards. (www.sba.gov/sbdc) Many of these departments and agencies—as well as others not appearing on this list—also offer other internship opportunities for students and faculty, research grants, and demonstration projects that may involve community colleges or their students. In addition, community colleges are often sub-grantees or partners in grants or contracts that have other institutions or entities as the lead partner.
NOTES: Information in this publication is current as of April 17, 2003.