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How did older people or those with disabilities fare immediately after Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria?
Emergency managers and others told us it was sometimes difficult to locate these survivors and provide the help many needed to find food, medicine, and oxygen.
The Small Business Administration works with many colleges and universities to provide entrepreneurial training on campuses. We looked into the extent to which SBA has worked with Historically Black Colleges and Universities to help people start, build, and expand businesses.
The Small Business Administration may partner with colleges and universities to foster entrepreneurship. For example, a campus can host a center, funded in part by SBA, that provides training and counseling to aspiring entrepreneurs.
The Voting Rights Act of 1965, as amended, contains, among other things, provisions designed to protect the voting rights of U.S. citizens of certain ethnic groups whose command of the English language may be limited.
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) programs have long supported beginning farmers. USDA generally defines a beginning farmer or rancher as one who has operated a farm or ranch for 10 years or less--without regard for age--and who materially and substantially participates in its operation.
Recognizing that millions of acres are at risk from wildland fire, the federal government expends substantial resources on thinning brush, trees, and other potentially hazardous fuels to reduce the fire risk to communities and the environment.