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Summary of Where to Find Program Rules for the U.S. Treasury’s State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI)

Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 (the Act):

​This is the enabling statute that created the State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI).  It was signed into law September 27, 2010.  Existing and new state programs are eligible for support under SSBCI.  

Policy Guidelines

The SSBCI Policy Guidelines is the controlling, interpretive document for the SSBCI Program.  The SSBCI program does not have regulations, and this document serves a function similar to regulations under other federal programs.  Prior versions of the Policy Guidelines are posted below:

Allocation Agreement

This document serves as the binding, enforceable contract between a Participating State and the United States Department of the Treasury.  The draft of the Allocation Agreement for the State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) is provided for illustrative purposes only and should not be relied upon or used for any other purpose. The exact terms and conditions of each specific allocation are set forth in the Allocation Agreement (and its exhibits) that is executed by the Treasury and each State.

Procedures for Requesting Modifications to the Allocation Agreement

This document provides guidance for requesting an approval of a proposed modification to an Approved State Program or implementing State agency ("modification") under the SSBCI Program.  Treasury requires states to modify the Allocation Agreement to add, eliminate, or terminate an Approved State Program, or to materially change the scope and purpose of Approved Stat e Programs.  Modifications may also be required if a state reapportions funds among Approved State Programs or changes the identity of the agency or contracting entity implementing or administering the program.

Procedures for Notifying Treasury of a Change in the Authorized State Official and Delegations of Authority

This document provides guidance for notifying Treasury of a change in the Authorized State Official and Delegations of Authority.

National Standards for Compliance and Oversight (National Standards)

The document sets forth national standards for the compliance and oversight responsibilities of Participating States.  The Act requires Treasury to establish minimum standards for Approved State Programs.  The Act and the Allocation Agreement require Participating States to comply with the National Standards.  These standards are a complement to, but not a substitute for, the requirements set forth in the Act, the Allocation Agreement, and the SSBCI Policy Guidelines.   The national standards are carefully worded to indicate which items are requirements and which are recommendations or best practices for states to consider.  Prior versions of the National Standards are posted below:

Frequently Asked Questions (F.A.Q.)

These are Treasury's responses to frequently asked questions related to the SSBCI program.  They are updated often and serve to clarify the requirements set forth in the SSBCI Policy Guidelines. 


Last Updated: 4/27/2016 3:57 PM